Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions
University Park Campus
USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions presents charcoal, chalk, and pastel drawings of Los Angeles artist Richard Parker.
Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions presents charcoal, chalk, and pastel drawings of Los Angeles artist Richard Parker. Spanning the last two decades, the exhibition features landscapes and works for the Pastel Sticks, Walls, Collages, and Hardware series. Parker's landscapes, while non-realistic and stylized, depict hilly scenery inspired from the Southern California areas of Pasadena, South Pasadena, Silverlake, and Highland Park. Contemplative and poetic in character, Parker's landscapes offer a respite from the hectic pace of today's city life. Richard Parker's drawings are altogether original, dimensional and pristine. Defined by geometry and exquisitely and masterfully executed, the artist's works present a visually commanding character, combined with a quiet and subtle elegance endowed with a poetic quality.