Wave Songs: Terry Parmelee’s Works Of The Eighties: Terry Parmelee
Pazo Fine Art is pleased to present Wave Songs: Terry Parmelee’s Works of The Eighties, featuring a series of paintings and works on paper made in the 1980s.
This exhibition of abstract paintings by Terry Parmelee is an occasion to marvel over how those artists obscured by exclusionary, unconscious biases are being rediscovered. Parmelee is now ninety-one and her story is one of a patient development of abstract art with Symbolist overtones, strongly articulated against the male focus of the Washington Color School.
While Parmelee is understood as a second-generation Washington Color School artist, her work is more modest in scale, and is carried along by a strong current of proto-modern stylization. This brings it closer to the roots of easel-scaled early twentieth century abstraction than to classical postwar painting. Still, in the idiosyncratic regularity of her patterning, there is a hint of the systemic art with which the Washington School found itself intermittently aligned.
An exhibition catalog with text by Stephen Westfall, has been published on the occasion of Wave Songs: Terry ParmeleeWorks of the Eighties and will be available for purchase at Pazo Fine Art.
March 26th – May 12th, 2022
Opening reception: Saturday, March 26th, 2022, 5 - 8 pm
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