Contemporary artist Brian Parker will be exhibiting at this year’s Wells Art Contemporary 2021 show. Selected from over 3,500 submissions, Parker’s work will be exhibited with only 87 other artists selected from around the UK, Europe, Canada, India & USA. The very best in contemporary art has been selected by this year’s selectors – Amanda Loomes, Will Nash and Jonathan Yeo.
Brian Parker is an artist whose work has been influenced in many ways since his college days of studying history of art and completing an architectural paper on Wells Cathedral, where the impact of first seeing the impressive scissor arches and incredible fan vaulting in the nave of the cathedral have stuck with him, since that moment back in 1966.
Parker remembers being ‘overwhelmed’ by the arches and the symmetry of the nave arcades and indeed these architectural curved shapes and the patterns created by the light and shade and architecture can be seen in much of Parker’s style, with the fan vaulting even inspiring a ceramic piece created by Parker. A cathedral that was begun in 1176, certainly feels an appropriate influence and location for this exhibition and artist.
The Wells Art Contemporary show will feature one of Parker’s works completed during lockdown and still 50 years has hints of the powerful influence Wells Cathedral had on this artist. Entitled ‘Empty’ this painting is a 50 x 70cm acrylic which plays with perspective, colour and line whilst displaying an obvious link to the architecture of the Escher Museum in The Hague. The interplay of the arches, stairs, railings, floors and ceilings contribute to the organised confusion of ‘Empty’- a space waiting for the return of the crowds when life returns to normal.
All selected works and installations will be shown in the iconic Wells Cathedral from Saturday 28th August to Sunday 26th September 2021. The exhibition at Wells Cathedral will also coincide with the installation of a new Antony Gormley work that will be exhibited on the West Front of the Cathedral.
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