Trude Parkinson has long been fascinated with the human form, and with its mortality. We are, after all, composed of elements and chemicals that link us to the material world of water, rocks, dust, and earth. Yet she also is intrigued with the idea of what she terms “spirit and soul beyond the material.”
In the body of work she titles Elusives, Parkinson uses unstable materials such as metallic paints that oxidize, change and darken. Like our bodies, her paintings suggest the inherent instabilities and beauties of human existence. In these explorations, she intertwines strength and fragility in equal measure.
Trude Parkinson is represented by Augen Gallery. Her numerous awards and exhibitions include a solo show at Marylhurst University’s Art Gym. She was PCC”s featured Art Beat artist in 2003.
Please join us for an artist's talk and reception on Friday, April 18 at 12:30 PM.
The Rock Creek gallery is open Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The gallery is located in Building 3 of the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College at 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland.
For more information contact Prudence Roberts at
Director, Helzer Art Gallery