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Richard Parrish "Aerial Perspectives"

  • Bullseye Projects 300 Northwest 13th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Richard Parrish | Aerial Perspectives

May 2, 2018, through June 16, 2018

Opening reception with the Artist: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 5:30—7:30 PM

Bullseye Projects hours: Tuesday—Saturday from 12—5 PM


Bullseye Projects presents the final iteration of Aerial Perspectives, a touring solo exhibition by Montana-based artist Richard Parrish. Aerial Perspectives will be on view May 2 - June 16, 2018.

Richard Parrish draws from his experience as an architect to develop his landscape-based works in kiln-formed glass for Aerial Perspectives, a traveling exhibition previously mounted at The Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York; the Bullseye Resource Center New York in Mamaroneck; and the Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area in Emeryville, California.

"Informed by aerial photography, the panels provide a birds-eye view of the landscape," explains Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections at The Rockwell Museum. "Fields, rivers, and crop irrigation patterns are presented in an altered spatial context while being preserved as recognizable components of the composition. By manipulating the expected vantage point, Parrish controls our engagement with the subject matter and causes us to view the shifting topography of America from a different perspective. Parrish's work serves as a continuation of the rich American landscape tradition."

In the Madison Field series, naturally-occurring formations are intersected and interrupted by the rigid circular geometry of center-pivot irrigation. Similarly, Bend (2015) combines organic, flowing curves with industrial colors and angular geometric intersections, forming an unconventional depiction of space and perspective. This final edition of the exhibition will feature new pieces completed specifically for the Bullseye Projects edition of the show.


Richard Parrish maintains a studio for kiln-formed glass and architecture in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow. He was awarded best artist in his category at the Western Design Conference Exhibition in 2008 and 2009. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’ New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003. Parrish taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. His artwork is in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

More information about the exhibition can be found here.