ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery
1431 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL – The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles presents the exhibition RARE FORM: Charles Parkhill in conjunction with St Pete’s 2nd Saturday ArtWalk.
This solo exhibition of sculptures by CHARLES PARKHILL opens at the Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles, on Saturday, January 9th, 6-9pm. Parkhill’s monumental sculptures made primarily of reclaimed materials embrace the color, grain, old paint, dents, scratches, and nail holes of its previous use while transforming them into remarkably harmonious and sublime forms. With a background in carpentry, Parkhill is known for creating elegant, abstract objects, both freestanding and mounted on the wall.
Parkhill graduated from the USF in 1972. After completing a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Utah, he decided to buy a house in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa and converted the detached garage into a woodworking studio. Parkhill’s return to Tampa Bay has had a significant impact on the area arts community. His work is regularly featured in exhibitions and festivals, and he is the recipient of multiple Best in Show awards at St. Petersburg’s prestigious Mainsail Art Festival. His art can be found in numerous public, corporate and museum collections.
RARE FORM opens on the evening of January 9th, 6-9pm and continues through February 6th, 2016. For more information, contact the gallery at 727-898-6061.