Excerpt: "Parrott's recent solo exhibition A Present Past observes a thin cross-section of American society, and transforms it into a haunting purgatory of corporate vampires." (click image below to view entire article)
Slide Shows for May 2009 Exhibition at Spruill Gallery (click highlighted text to start slide shows)
The Atlantan Magazine by Felicia Feaster, Spring 2009
Excerpt: "...(Parrott's) combination of voyeurism and exhibitionism feels like a mirror held up to the relentlessly self-surveying Facebook generation." (click image below to view entire article)
Photo Shoot for The Atlantan Magazine
AJC Review ("Go Figure" Group Exhibition) by Catherine Fox, January 2009
Excerpt: "Parrott's drawings benefit from their small size, which enhances the sense of voyeuristic intimacy and sexual charge...His delicate marks, which resemble the fine incising and burr of an etched line, catch the tooth of the paper to create a rich texture." (click image below to view entire article)
Essay by Artnews and AJC Art Critic Debra Wolf Excerpt: "The canvases are nuanced and luminous. The charcoals border on iconic. Christopher Parrott is talent preparing for big things. It is already impossible to look away." (click image below to view entire article)
Press Release by Fay Gold
Fay Gold Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition at her gallery of Athens, Georgia-based artist Christopher Parrott.
Parrott's works present new ways of depicting the human body. His uncannily naturalistic figures are like a mirage. His command of posture, skin coloration and facial expression infuse his subjects with quiet gravity. Working with a strong, confident outline and delicate shading, the artist depicts women in a variety of natural and contrived poses that accentuate their soft curves. His sure hand evokes emotion with an economy of gesture. Parrott's palette is a subdued range of monochromatic hues highlighted by a deep understanding of grays.
Pathos abounds in Parrott's work and the question of his attitude (ironic or sympathetic?) toward his subject remains an enigma. They build up a multitude of voices concerning tangled connecting narratives and relationships. The compositions question the notion that one can "read" another's innermost workings. The traditional male/female bonding rites, the tenuous symbiosis between past and present, between subject and interpreter, is scrutinized through Parrott's demanding work ethic.
He includes himself in the paintings as he travels deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of his own preoccupations. His work tells us that there are many versions of truth and sexuality. The demands of the private self and an acknowledgement of painting and drawing's intimate and self-generating nature is vividly illuminated.
Fay Gold Gallery Solo Exhibition
Invitation, February 2008
Video Tour, Fay Gold Solo Exhibition, 2008
Atlanta Peach Magazine
by Krista Reese, Winter 2006
Excerpt:"Representational artist Christopher Parrott('s)... Reveal...might be a fashion designer contemplating two models, or a guy trying to work his way into or out of a menage a trois." (click image below to view entire article)
Fay Gold Gallery, Drawings Selection
Fay Gold Gallery,Next Art Stars
Atlanta Journal Constitution Review by Jerry Cullum, September 2004
Excerpt: "...Christopher Parrott reinvents realism in work that captures elements of contemporary domesticity with an intimacy that never gets confused with sentiment...Despite (the) diversity in possible influences, Parrott's particular style is unmistakable." (click image below to view entire article)