Lost & Found: Mixed Media Collage & Assemblage
June 6 – June 30, 2014
“I like to combine disparate imagery with old, new and personal items to create parables about the human condition. Since most of my materials are discarded or recycled materials I was a ‘green’ artist before there was such a thing. Several of these collages start with a ‘paint by number’ painting from the fifties or references to food or restaurants of that era. Each work reflects a partly told tale, a moment in time that gives a nostalgic visual narrative of memories that have been reinterpreted. The flotsam and jetsam of everyday life have a karma that is still unfolding to create a new paradigm. One of my favorite quotes is by Jean Dubuffet, “Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it: it runs away as soon as someone calls its name: it loves to go incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called”. -Jacque Parsley
Ms. Parsley has a BFA from the Louisville School of Art, MA from the University of Louisville and a MFA from the University of Kentucky. Her work can be seen in many museums, corporations and private collections.