Katherine Parker (1983)

As with much art that is inspired by that which is deeply felt and mysterious, abstract forms become the necessary evidence of self, as if there can be no other, further or better proof. In "Self Evidence", painter Katherine Parker works intuitively and spontaneously, giving her medium an expressive life of its own with which to convey deeper meaning.

Carving, dripping and scraping the paint, Katherine Parker makes marks that quietly ignite the surfaces of her canvases. Large spaces of calm and sometimes turmoil open up the surface for these bold or whispering signs and symbols. Sometimes confrontational, sometimes just commenting they beckon us in, push us out or let us contemplate. In all the paintings there is an embrace of understated urgency. The possibilities in the language of paint are always surprising. In Parker's hands it is a compelling, ongoing dialogue as well.