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Shelley Parriott’s “Color Field Sculpture®, Warm Palette”

April 16, 2024 - April 16, 2026


 

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new public art installation located in Wolfs Lane Park, “Color Field Sculpture®, Warm Palette” by Shelley Parriott!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Shelley Parriott has degrees from The Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and Boston University (MFA). Her work has been exhibited and collected in her native New York City, throughout the Hudson Valley (New York), the USA and Europe. She has received numerous honors and awards including: New York Meets Berlin, a three-artist invitational, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany (US Embassy, Berlin Travel Grant); and the Medici Prize, Lorenzo il Magnifico Sculpture Medallion, Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (International jury including Barbara Rose and John T. Spike). Her solo exhibition of multiple large-scale sculptural installations inaugurated the ‘Plein Air’ Gallery at The Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida, where radiant ‘Color Fields’ were inspired by the luminous Florida sky. Parriott was represented at the 2022 Venice Biennale, Italy.

Visually and conceptually, Color Field Sculpture® installations simultaneously present a dichotomy and an integration between the corporeal and the intangible – our physical and spiritual aspects. Monumental in size and visual impact, yet illusory, transparent layers play in the changing light to describe: material / immaterial, being / non – being, and the transitory nature of form.