About the Exhibit - Sex and love with a psychologist
Sojourner Truth Parsons’ exhibit at Foxy Production, sex and love with a psychologist, is on view July 9th through August 16th, 2020. It’s her first solo exhibition at the gallery.
“The sickly-sweet spell of the femme fatale, the ballerina, the poor little rich girl, and the color pink lurks and spreads under the cool aesthetic of ‘80s era advertising” (source)
“Advertisements and melodrama produce a world of clear meaning and purpose for a world that has lost clear meaning and purpose. They tell us how to act, what we need, to what group of people we can find alliance” (source)
“Like classical film noirs, the works’ dark surfaces, shadows, and fractured personas mix illusion with desire.” (source)
“I have been heartbroken on many levels while making this work, thinking about divine timing and how talk therapy wants me to not think like this… somewhat I think these paintings are me kind of grasping at my life claw.” - Sojourner Truth Parsons (source)
“If they were smaller, these seductive canvases might be mistaken for grade-school art projects, with their messily collaged, brightly painted canvas leaves, petals, and butterflies. But the young Canadian artist, who is now based in L.A., makes works that are ambitiously large; at this scale, her compositions have an assertive, brooding sophistication” - The New Yorker (source)
“Parsons’ fields of color, repetitions, and reflections may recall some of the compositions of Alex Katz. Her figures’ minimal forms engender a visceral and emotional subjectivity, while her marks and brushstrokes highlight the process of her painting.” - (source)
About the Artist - Sojourner Truth Parsons
“Parsons’ paintings have a powerful sense of narrative intimacy, where we, as viewers, are witnesses to highly-personal yet fictional slices of life.” (source)
“I don’t think the world needs more objects. You don’t need my painting in that way. What I can offer is my feelings and emotions towards the world, I’m looking at art through my heart. Maybe that’s selfish, but I want to find something I didn’t know was there.” - Sojourner Truth Parsons for cultured (source)
Parsons currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
She received her BFA from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada