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Leslie Parke
Leslie Parke, "Into the Ocean", 31x56 Pink China Dinnerware Ocean Oil Painting

$13,500

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This piece, "Into the Ocean", is a 31x56 oil painting on canvas by artist Leslie Parke. Featured is an arrangement of porcelain china dinnerware, stacked and piled in the waters of the ocean, bringing movement to the composition through the ripples of light and water. The china is white with pink detailing. Seen in the foreground are tea cups and saucers, bowls, plates, and gravy bowl. To the right and back, the china begins to submerge into the light pale blue ocean water. The artist physically set up this composition at the beach and photographed it as a reference to capture the light and colors just right. About the artist: Leslie Parke’s paintings and photography challenge our perceptions of the visual world. Themes of light, transparency and reflection are explored through everyday objects such as shrink-wrapped cargo and colorful threads, creating a tension between what is real and what is perceived. Parke began her career in the shadow of New York’s postwar art movements during the second half of the twentieth century, following the Color Field artists Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski. Like so many American painters from that era, Parke has spent a lifetime attempting to reconcile the still-estranged parallel universes of representation and abstraction. Now in her fifth decade as a painter, all of her many languages have broken loose of their constraining mooring to strict realism, and Parke has fully embraced a new kind of representationally founded abstraction that is entirely her own. Leslie Parke is a recipient of the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant for Individual Support, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest grant as artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, and the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, among others. Her exhibits include the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas, the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin, the Bennington Museum, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Parke has a BA and MA from Bennington College in Vermont. Her work is in numerous museum and corporate collections.

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  • Creator
    Leslie Parke (American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 56 in. (142.24 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU146229591942

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