The work of Montana glass artist Richard Parrish is on display in a solo exhibition that has traveled to Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Mamaroneck from the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY. Aerial Perspectives draws from Parrish’s experiences as an architect, bringing shapes, patterns and vibrant washes of color to his landscape-based kilnformed works. By mapping out fields, rivers and crop irrigation patterns, these pieces provide viewers with a look at the natural world from an aerial viewpoint. Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections at The Rockwell Museum, explains that “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.” The installations investigate this interaction, between the natural environment and human beings’ shifting involvement and imposition within that landscape. Aerial Perspectives is on view through July 1. For more info, visit: bullseyegallery.com.
A version of this article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: Madison Field 4 by Richard Parrish