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Vicken Parsons Painted Objects


This publication records the 2013 installation by Vicken Parsons in St Peter’s, the small 18th century church next to Kettle’s Yard.

Vicken Parsons is best known for her small, intimate paintings of landscape and architectural space, but for this special installation Parsons showed a number of recent sculptures or ‘painted objects‘ that might almost be models for utilitarian buildings. At the same time they are compelling paintings on a three dimensional ground. Parsons writes: ‘The painted surface is sometimes solid and rugged, sometimes a thin veil of colour and sometimes abraded and partly taken back to the metal concealing and revealing the materiality of these very dense, solid, milled steel blocks.’

Parsons was invited back to Kettle’s Yard in 2014 as a House Artist, with a number of her paintings and sculptures being displayed amongst the permanent collection in the Kettle’s Yard house.

Full colour photography, with preface by Andrew Nairne and an essay by Rod Mengham.

Soft cover, saddle stitched
20 pages
Dimensions: 176 x 228mm 
ISBN: 978-1904561462