Indianapolis oil artist Parrish Cooper, and her show, “The Great Puzzlement” will be featured for the May IDADA First Friday Art Tour, May 6th, 6-9pm. Admission is free. Cooper will offer cheese and wine will be donated by the Rural Inn. Known for hosting critiques in Indianapolis, Cooper will showcase her own abstract and representational work, often inspired by music, always inspired by curiosity, so that patrons can join her in her artistic journey. “Many of my artworks are about our relationship with modern technology, scientific thinking, and humanity’s place in the universe. Intagliation and process are essential for me,” says Cooper. “During the journey, I am excited and apprehensive, placid and enraged, encouraged and temporarily defeated until it is ‘good.’ When my artwork is ‘good,’ it is unforgettable! When it is unforgettable, I am satisfied.”
About Parrish Cooper
Parrish Cooper received her BFA in Painting from Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design in 2009. Since then, she’s received one-on-one training with Master Portrait Artist Daniel Greene, of New Salem, New York, and has been an Indiana State Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America since 2011. She is known throughout the city for her artist-to-artist critiques, which she offers free, several times annually. Parrish Cooper also offers private art lessons at her own studio.
“Some artists claim they paint only for themselves—perhaps they do, but I want to share the journey as I can. I enjoy risk taking and consider each artwork to be an adventure,” says Cooper. “When I am lucky, the canvas speaks to me. When I am not, I must endure her cruel reticence until she is ready. When she breaks the silence, I hear the colors that she needs and feel the lines and shapes she demands.”
Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 1PM – 8PM
Saturday 1PM- 9PM
Sunday Noon – 4PM