December Mostra 2016 / Meet the Artists… Catherine Parsonage

This Friday will see one of the highlights of our calendar, the triannual mostra, open at the British School at Rome. Our six resident artists have been hard at work over the past three months, taking inspiration from the city and all it has to offer. In the run up to the December Mostra opening, we will be posting blogs in which the artists tell us about the basis of their practice, and how being in Rome has contributed to their work.

Catherine Parsonage (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting & Sculpture)


Photo by Antonio Palmieri

Catherine Parsonage uses painting and sculpture to pursue the ultimate reduction of the female form, condensing the body to its most elementary essence through single deft lines. The drawings and paintings carefully choreograph the body as the fashion photographer might its subject, creating a distilled mis-en-scene, where the subtle shifts in weight and angle are imbued with movement and poise.

Catherine Parsonage usa dipinti e sculture per ottener una riduzione ultima della forma femminile, condensando il corpo alla sua essenza più elementare tramite linee ridotte. I disegni e i dipinti descrivono attentamente il corpo così come il fotografo di moda fa con i suoi soggetti creando una messa in scena dove sottili cambiamenti di peso e angolo vengono evidenziati con ritmo ed eleganza.

December Mostra will open on Friday 9 December at 18.30.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 16.30-19.00 until Saturday 17 December.