Joe Parrott: Recent Works
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5-8 p.m.
A sunny sidewalk, a shifting forest shadow, the daylight as it recedes into evening. Scenes of passersby, the twilit façade of a building – what could have gone unnoticed can be transformed by a renewed attention to light and shadow, and what was once happenstance begins to feel like home.
Perhaps there is no better way to study one’s home than to paint it, and prolific painter Joe Parrott, whose work radiates an immediate clarity of light and color, has captured East Tennessee from all vantages for the past several decades. Recent Works gives a chance to revel in the present moment, caught in sparkling reflections and deep shadows, and offered to us through the attentive eyes of a longtime Knoxville native.