July 17, 2020

Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production

Sojourner Truth Parsons’ show at Foxy Production introduces sharp and sexy works reminiscent of the ’80s in New York City, representing the melodrama of heartbreak
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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. 

Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“Like classical film noirs, the works’ dark surfaces, shadows, and fractured personas mix illusion with desire.” (source
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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)  
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production

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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production
“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
Sojourner Truth Parsons at Foxy Production

Parsons currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

She received her BFA from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada

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