Bosse & Baum, London

Catherine Parsonage

Catherine Parsonage’s approach to painting is distinctly flexible, like notes or jottings the works move at different speeds and range beyond the confines of style.  Parsonage fuses the candidly anecdotal with a range of literary references to create allegorical works which function like a corrupt, performed memoir.

For Art-O-Rama 2019, Parsonage presents a new series of drawings that take the idea of the threshold as their starting point.  A threshold can be a surface, symbol and limit: it traces the edge of something and like skin, it is porous and tingles.  The drawings from this series a fior di pelle are wrapped in Perspex.  They are reminiscent of screens, active surfaces that we touch and slide fingers over, erotically zooming or distractedly scrolling through fugitive instants.