One Minute To Twelve
February 27 - March 27, 2004
It is with much irony then, that Parsons titles one of his works Alphabet. He is referencing a conversation between white and orange; and between elements rectilinear, circular, horizontal and vertical that while placed at a discrete distance are quite actively engaged. Visually, he constructs a rhythm that is almost musical and that rhythm involves spatial play that is both harmonious and dissonant.
Braille is another (spatial) code that Parsons plays with. Depart reads with a wonderful ambivalence. Its braille-like bumps look at a distance, to inhabit both positive and negative space in exactly the same way as the tips of the bracket-like, attenuated form of the sculpture probe ambiguously backwards and forwards into our (the viewer's) space. Quite literally then, things come and go with this piece. Hence its title, and thats without any ability to read braille.
Feel Free looks braille-like from a long way back in a piano keyboard sort of a way. While The Shortest Day bristles with a greater stature more the anodised blue of organ piping (beneath its body of brushed steel) than the delicacy of the "ivories" opposite.
All works are mainly: aluminium; Stainless steel; and PVC. from 2004.