AERIAL  PERSPECTIVES

A traveling exhibition by Montana-based artist Richard Parrish, first mounted at The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York; then at the Bullseye Resource Center New York in Mamaroneck and the Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area in Emeryville, California. Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon presents the final iteration of Aerial Perspectives, on view May 2 - June 16, 2018.

Aerial Perspectives

"Informed by aerial photography, the panels provide a birds-eye view of the landscape," explains Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections at The Rockwell Museum. "Fields, rivers, and crop irrigation patterns are presented in an altered spatial context, while being preserved as recognizable components of the composition. By manipulating the expected vantage point, Parrish controls our engagement with the subject matter and causes us to view the shifting topography of America from a different perspective. Parrish's work serves as a continuation of the rich American landscape tradition."

 

"Richard Parrish draws from his experience as an architect to develop his landscape-based works in kilnformed glass for Aerial Perspectives. In the Madison Field series, naturally-occurring formations are intersected and interrupted by the rigid circular geometry of center-pivot irrigation. Similarly, Bend (2015) combines organic, flowing curves with industrial colors and angular geometric intersections, forming an unconventional depiction of space and perspective. This final edition of the exhibition features new pieces completed specifically for the Bullseye Projects edition of the show." - Bullseye Projects

Some of the works in my Aerial Perspectivesseries consider the Jeffersonian grid survey of most of the US west of the Mississippi River. The Jeffersonian grid represents the imposition of human will over the land and natural environment. It was a way for the US government to take possession of the land. Aesthetically, I am interested in the way drainages, topography and geology interact with and interrupt geometric impositions such as the grid and the circles of the center pivot irrigation system.

Parallax
Parallax

36.5" x 52.25" x 1" wall mounted 2018

Divide
Divide

10" x 44.74" x 1" wall mounted 2018

Bend
Bend

15" x 24" x 1" wall mounted 2015

Water - Line
Water - Line

Purchased by the Rockwell Museum for their permanent collection 48" x 10" x 1" wall mounted; 2015

Water - Way
Water - Way

32" x 16" x 1" wall mounted 2015

Basaltic Rift
Basaltic Rift

Selected for the Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review #38 21.33" x 24" x 1" wall mounted; 2015

Madison Field 9
Madison Field 9

12" x 12" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Center Pivot
Center Pivot

36" x 21.75" x 1" wall mounted 2015

Alluvial Fan
Alluvial Fan

16" x 27.75" x 1" wall mounted 2015

Prairie
Prairie

19.5" x 34.5" x 1" wall mounted 2015

Ice Fields
Ice Fields

26.625" x 25.5" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Erosion
Erosion

17" x 55" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Erosion - detail
Erosion - detail
Moraine
Moraine

24" x 16" x 1 wall mounted 2015

Madison Field 13
Madison Field 13

18" x 18" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Madison Field 15
Madison Field 15

18" x 18" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Madison Field 1
Madison Field 1

15" x 12" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Madison Field 2
Madison Field 2

15" x 12" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Madison Field 11
Madison Field 11

24" x 12" x .75" wall mounted 2015

Willow creek fields
Willow creek fields

45.75" x 60.5" x .75" wall mounted 2016