Parker’s work, which often deals with issues pertaining to women and children, will feature 16 new prints and drawings at Cospace, in Austin, Texas through March 15th.
Half of the exhibit deals with Parker’s interests in Latin American religious culture, where she uses Milagros ”little miracles” as a symbol of prayer for healing. The series is primarily concerned with breast cancer awareness and survival. The other half of the exhibit shows a new direction for Parker’s work to address the US’s growing epidemic of family domestic violence.
Recent events in 2011 have seen a growing number of family domestic violence incidents whereby whole families have been killed by another relative, often due to financial distress, illness and feeling out of control. The situation has been made worse in the last five years due to the general economic turndown, and the uncertainty and projected fallout of the world banking system.
Parker has shown her work throughout the US, Mexico and recently, Central America. She has successfully built artistic networks in a period when making art has often been maligned in favor of professions focusing on quick financial gain and sensationalized media monopoly. She teaches art and art history at Benedictine University and College of DuPage, in Chicago. She is also Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Benedictine University and has curated nearly two hundred exhibits of contemporary art.
Other works by Parker may be seen at www.teresajparker.com, and she contributes articles on contemporary printmakers at www.thatsinkedup.blogspot.com. To contact her directly email her at email@example.com.