Ian Parry: The Wall, The Window. New Paintings - Art Collector

Ian Parry, ‘Facing East’, 2019. Oil on linen, 92 x 62cm. Courtesy: the artist and Colville Gallery, Hobart.

  Ian Parry brings a lifetime of painting to his work. It is both keen understanding and dilemma that continues to drive his contemporary exploration. A picture may involve a sea or landscape with a horizon line, a window or view. Blocks of colour create an energy and synthesis, abstracting the landscape with the horizon line blocked in. Surfaces are manipulated and heavily textured, layered, underpainted and worked. This series presents powerful statements.

Parry’s larger works allow more open constructions of beams, defined by colour, lifted by a curve, as if viewing the construction of a boat's hull from within. With the curve providing the ease of movement through the water, a lessening of tension visually and metaphorically.

The sea is never far away from Parry's sense of memory and reference, colour and light.
A highly accomplished painter, Parry has work in all major public collections in Australia, Janet Holmes a Court Collection and numerous US collections including the Phillips Collection, Washington S.C.

Exhibition opens: 5.30-7.30pm Friday 8 February 2019
Exhibition closes: 27 February 2019
Location: Colville Gallery, 91 Salamanca Place Hobart TAS
Website: colvillegallery.com.au
Phone: +61 3 62244 088
Email: info@colvillegallery.com.au


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