Bridget Parris "And then there was Revolution"

Chair and the Maiden

poster for Bridget Parris "And then there was Revolution"

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Chair and the Maiden presents the year ending exhibition, And then there was Revolution, by Bridget Parri.

Fairy tales imply a lesson to be learned. They present themselves in a sweet maligning yet innocuous way so that they can subvert an underlying agenda of morality through the lessons of unsavory character. It is here where Parris is a master storyteller with the inevitability of having history repeat itself. She warns us of the pitfalls of greed and avarice where once they were catalysts of things great and now are no more than cause to reaction, senselessly taking back what was once given so freely.

An odd anachronism, Parris bereaves a time of indulgence and excess, of incredible economic disparage during our own similar times. She longs for the greatness that once was that came with such a heavy price, that of revolution; a cost so high that it brought the world to a brink. She parallels those times of grandeur to our own only to lament the present of excess with the absence of great achievement for future scholars to take note.
As the remnants of what is left of the 18th Century gradually fade and lay to waste Parris asks us of only one thing, when pride of the human spirit and creativity are replaced by quick paced self gratification, what kind of future lies ahead? If human purpose does not lie within self expression and creativity, but within selfishness and idolatry of currency, is not the future dim indeed?



from December 16, 2010 to December 31, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-12-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Bridget Parris

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