Charles Parness

23 November 1982 - 11 December 1982
Opening Reception 23 November 1982 8pm

East Gallery:

Charles Parness began this series of paintings in 1979. The works are oil on canvas and measure 20×20 inches. All are self-portraits in different guises.

“I had hoped that a narrative about myself would emerge. A story not only of the development of different abilities in handling paint texture, composition, colour line, form, but a story that might tell who I am and what I’m doing.

However, I have learned when looking in the mirror asking who am I, where am I, where am I going, that the mirror only echoes the questions back to me slightly twisted by reflection. I am not unaware of the humorous qualities in my work; it’s dangerous to take yourself too seriously, the danger is in being boring.”