Selections from the collections of:
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and Bowers Museum
Coastline Community College Art Gallery
Huntington Beach, CA
10/25 - 11/21/2012
Reception: Friday, Nov. 2 @ 5 - 8pm
Artist: David Dexter, Carol Saindon, Jeffrey Frish, Roland Haas, Laura Parker, Wayne White, Louise LeBourgeois, and Pamela Grau.
Left: Rock the Boat (video)
Pictures from Kontor Projects exhibition in Copenhagen:
Laura Parker, Landscape in Red and Green
type C prints, 51 1/2 x 72 inches
2012 Summer Collection/ dnj Gallery
July 28 -Sept. 01
Robert von Sternberg
End of Mappo: Spontaniety and Restraint Organized by CC Haun
1904 E 7th Place LA CA 90021
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Reception: Monday, July 9, 7 - 9 PM
Daniel Aksten, Kelly Barrie, Linda Besemer,
Michael Dee, Martin Durazo, Ori Gersht,
Katrin Jurati, Laura Parker, Renee Petropoulos,
Brett Cody Rogers, Danny Shain, Pascal Shirley,
Roy Thurston, Holly Topping, Tam Van Tran,
Jason Trinidad, Tyler Vlahovich
Hidden Visions Laura Parker(US), Caleb Gharland (US) and Kristina Bengtsson (SE)
The exhibition is part of Copenhagen photo festival 2012
June 08 - June 24 Fernisering/ Private View
Friday, June 8th, 5pm 9pm.
Artist's Talk by Laura Parker
Saturday, June 9th, 2 pm.
"Hidden Visions" is a study on the meditative world of photography, one quite forgotten at times. It is an
exhibition that aims to explore the crossover between our traditional view of photography, and one that is free of the (potential) restraints of a camera. Whether it be through photograms manipulated negatives, or projections, there is an appealing nature to the study of how the photograph can be pushed forward, beyond its traditional state, into new perspectives, new methods, and, all the while, getting an interesting look back at the world of photography.
KONTORprojects has the pleasure of showing three
photographic artists as part of the "Hidden Visions"
exhibition: Laura Parker, Caleb Charland, and Kristina
Bengtsson will all be showing their personal camera-less work.
The product of this is mechanical and organic, poised and accidental, meditative and simple, simultaneously.
Laura Parker sees the unseen, creates a world of lost
objects and perspectives. Caleb Charland visualizes
organisms as chemically manipulated, grotesquely
beautiful negatives. Kristina Bengtsson realizes the
miniscule individuality in found places, and forgotten
corners. Together they give us a vast, spanning view
of the world of the poetic, camera-less photography.
643 N. Ventura Ave. , Ventura CA
November 5 - December 3,
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 5, 6 - 9pm
From the Range: Pot Bottoms
and Naked Eye Objects Matrushka
3822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 22, 7 - 9pm
In this spirit, my series "Pot
bottoms" and "Naked Eye Objects," 2005-08, present
the bottoms of pots and pans,
revealing the changes that occur imperceptibly, and over time,
on the undersides of these cooking utensils. Thrown into detailed
focus is the daily contact between metals, fire and a variety of
foods and products. The final photographs, showing different sized "discs" floating
in black, either metallic or boldly colored, are 'abstractions'
and yet, still pots, shifted to another scale. That these
can be compared to planets, individual and clustered, (but
willland you back in the kitchen!), and otherwise
range from the "optical" to seemingly "archaeological" activates
the surprise of seeing simultaneously 'straight' and metaphorically,
seeing 'the thing itself' and 'the thing as other.'
Photograms: Uniquely Simple
July 17 - September 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17, 6 - 8pm
Laura Parker, Rotations and Animations
Armory Center for the Arts
March 6 – April 18, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 2 - 4pm
Pasadena, CA - A two-part solo
exhibition by Laura Parker entitled Rotations and Animations,
will open at the Armory Center for the Arts in the Pasadena Art
Alliance Gallery on Saturday, March 6, 2 - 4pm and will be on
view through April 18, 2010.
This exhibition explores Parker’s use of both photographic
and time based media. In her work entitled “Rotations”,
the artist returns to the analog (darkroom printed) color photograph
to create multi-image structures that reference experimental
film through a kinetic opticality. This work partly springs
from her forays into digital film animation, but is actually
a new iteration of her ongoing interest in time, structure and
a playful dissection of the act of looking itself.
The discreet photographs structured into these multi-image wall
installations combine a projected negative and a photogram.
This is a complex two-step process produced in complete darkness.
She applies this technique, quite specifically, to create circular
images that float within a black field with a light 'halo' around
Similarly, for her short "Animations", Parker works
with digital 'stills' that are also edited one frame at a time.
Having such a high degree of involvement in the time-based aspect
of manipulating each of a series of still frames allows for an
improvisational, gestural approach. These short animations also
contend with photography’s link to spatial and temporal
aspects of film.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts
& Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs
Division and will be on view in the Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery
at the Armory is at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, and
will be open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The
Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park
Station in Pasadena . For information about Armory exhibitions
and events, the public may call 626.792.5101 x122. or visit
the Armory website at www.armoryarts.org