Please join us for an open house for artist in residence Olivia Parkes and an exhibition of works and works in progress created during the residency.
Olivia Parkes is a British-American artist who currently lives and works in Berlin. She received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2011 with Honors in Studio Art and Art History and is now enrolled in the Universität der Künste Berlin. Olivia was awarded the Joshua Tree National Park Arts Residency in 2014 and has close ties to the local area.
The artist works primarily with painting and collage to explore how image culture affects the way we experience the world. During the residency, she created a body of work related to the myth of the West as portrayed by the entertainment industry and its ongoing role in contemporary culture and politics. The month-long residency has included screenings of classic Western films and related discussions and culminates with this open-house exhibition.
Artist Website: http://www.oliviaparkes.com