A new exhibit comes to the St. Tammany Art Association this fall: A Partial View: Drawings by Mary Jane Parker. On display October 10 - November 28, 2020, the exhibit is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Catherine Deano.
The one-woman exhibition opens on October 10 during Fall for Art with a reception from 6 to 9pm. Due to COVID-10 gathering restrictions, guests to the reception are required to register in advance for timed tickets to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Reserve your space during the opening reception by clicking here.
The exhibit features mostly graphite drawings that explore the artist’s interest in hysteria, a disease that many women were diagnosed with in the early 1900’s. The pieces incorporate delicate, intricate patterns with repetitive backgrounds against a figure or body part situated in a tense or distressed pose. The works reflects the artist’s exploration of the many theories about exactly what hysteria was and how it was used to restrict women who did not follow the rules and exceptions of society at the time.
Ms. Parker has exhibited work nationally and internationally and is represented in New Orleans by Arthur Roger Gallery. Currently Mary Jane serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans as the Visual Arts Coordinator. Ms. Parker is the chairperson of the visual arts department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Art. She is also a member of the teaching faculty.
The St. Tammany Art Association's gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, 11am – 4pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) is supported by the generosity of its members, volunteers, sponsors and by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish Government. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.