Artists

United States of America

Laura Parker
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03.04.17 12.04.17

Raised in the city of Atlanta, Laura Parker experienced great international exchange with Latin American artists and academic colleagues from Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America.  She is a mother, a mixed media studio painter, a singer/songwriter and a psychotherapist. She has worked in her practice with youth, adults, and families, using art as a healing tool.  She is drawn to work on the grid as a modern painter, and this time she travels to Argentina and Uruguay to study the Constructivist movement and School of the South.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Wherever I go, I look for images and objects that may hold composition potential. There are so many shapes, shadows, and lines to be captured on any given day. I actively look for these images wherever I may be. Concrete walls, power lines, scrap metal materials, construction sites, and abandoned buildings offer magical composition ideas. Nature offers the same. I look among trees, rocks, clouds, and bodies of water for form and composition.

I typically photograph or sometimes sketch these images. I ‘feel’ the compositions for rhythm and harmony, just as I would when writing a music composition. I set out to transfer these images to canvas, paper, wood, and glass with paint, collage, and mixed media materials. As an abstract painter, I move quickly and directly, ‘listening’ to the rhythm of the image. For me, it is about listening to the spiritual unconscious from deep within, when I am creating. That is where I feel the true creativity. The final outcome of the piece remains secondary to the journey of the creative process. It is in the process that I find myself and in turn, find the finished piece.

BIO
Laura Parker
1957 | Atlanta, USA.
Lives and works on Saint Simons Island. Georgia, USA.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Multi-Media Communicationsat the Mercer University Atlanta, Atlanta, USA.
Masters of Arts, Psychology/Counseling, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Atlanta, USA.

EXHIBITIONS
2016 | New Beginnings, Glynn Visual Arts, St. Simons Island. Georgia, USA.
2016 | Abstract in Nature: From Shore to Shore, SoGlo Gallery. Brunswick, USA.
2015 | Trilogy: Body, Mind, Soul, Marietta Arts Center, Marietta. Georgia, USA.
2013 | Journeys: From Here, to There and Back Again. Defoors Centre. Atlanta, USA.
2008 | It Has a Story, McGuffey Center for the Arts, Charlottesville. Virginia, USA.
2008 | X2, McGuffey Center for the Arts;  Charlottesville. Virginia, USA.

RESIDENCIES
2008 | Vermont Studio Center, Johnson. Vermont, USA.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline July 31th, 2021

 

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