August 30, 2009

on the slow bell

eunice is nursing some bruised ribs after a fall which involved lulu and the contractors who were in the house cleaning out the heating ducts- she's fine, taking it slow, and promises to be in top form for the hallie ford show reception in two weeks


August 28, 2009

d.k.'s hot sheet

this was in today's oregonian a&e section

"To many, collage fails to impress. It's piecemeal ingredients suggest a crafty exercise, a weekend jaunt with paper, scissors and glue. But Eunice Parsons may change some of those minds with her show at Willamette University's Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
Parson's collages are anything but simple. They're complexly constructed works infused with many art historical references that you'd expect of someone whose career spans much of modern and contemporary art. Parsons was born in 1916. Yet those influences are never at the expense of the artist's subdued visual splendor. Her collages have grace.
Parsons has been in Portland since the 1930s and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Oregon. The small group of collages at Hallie Ford is the latest welcome reminder of her consistency and facility.
In a 2005 review of a Parsons show, Oregonian contributor Victoria Blake wrote, "Parsons understands that collage, like life, is an art of imperfection, of the torn edge and the spot of glue. The potential for biting humor is here, and sentiment, as well as a good deal of judiciously used smarts. Parsons has all of these, but she has grace, too, and the ability to recognize the chance encounter for what it is: potential in its purist form."

August 23, 2009


eunice treated the gallery members to dinner last night at cassidy's where we found this collage hanging in the bar!
eunice gave it to bob in 1992 and he had brought it in, along with some work from other artists, to brighten up the bar
as with all of her work, she was happy to see it again

August 14, 2009

the madras show...

met coralee and bill at eunice's to select works for the show in madras
we settled on a good mix of paintings (4), watercolours (5) and collage (about a dozen) spanning from 1953 to present

steel bridge redux, 2009, collage

August 10, 2009

the attic

spent a couple hours going through the attic and basement choosing work for the september show in madras

August 04, 2009

August 02, 2009

print show reception

despite the heat, the reception was well attended and there were sales to boot

eunice talking with buyers