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yixian photo festival

Yixian International Photo Festival

is in full swing and the show curated from Critical Mass entries by Photolucida Director Laura Moya titled photography + science is on exhibit!
Linda Alterwitz, M. Apparition, Hillary Atiyeh, Lindsey Beal, Laura J. Bennett, Ernie Button, Elizabeth M. Claffey, Robert Dash, Amy Theisse Giese, Kate Pollard Hoffman, Shannon Johnstone, Katie Kalkstein, Daniel Kariko, Kent Krugh, Lee Gun Young, Debbie O'Donnell, Laura H. Parker, Stephen Petegorsky, Tamara Staples, Douglas Stinson, and Josua White

After Yixian Photo Festival, the exhibit will then travel to Lishui Photo Festival (November 15-19)!

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All About Photo

Review by Ann Jastrab: Laura Parker, Artitst Talk and Exhibition Closing


The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present 
SPARC Gallery, at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, 1121 Mission Street. 
April 10 – May 26, 2017
Artist Reception – Saturday, April 8, 2017,
6:00-8:00 pm

Laura Parker’s work engages multiples processes, including photography, drawing, and printmaking.  For her exhibition at SPARC Gallery, Parker selected examples from her “Rubbings” and “Photo-Drawings” series, which explore abstract patterns, tracings, and movements of lights against neutral backgrounds.  Her work, simultaneously “real” and evocative beyond its physical manifestations, engages the concept of infinity.




XO Kick, 2015
archival pigment print

I'll be your mirror
Terri Phillips, Linda Robinson, Laura Parker, and Maureen O'Leary

April 30-May 1, 2016
Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Opening 7-10pm, Saturday April 30th.
Gallery hours, Sunday May 1st, 1-5pm

Any child abed in lazy and luxurious convalescence from measles or chicken pox, half-drunk with tea and hot lemonade, learns that the space between the window shade and the casement is a magic place, populated by spirits that cast their shifting, liquid shadows on the screen and tap out their secret messages on the window frame. Once each of us was open to such dramas of the senses, revealed in terms that were trivial and ephemeral: the reflection of the hand mirror on the dressing table, slowly tracing its elliptical course across the ceiling.

Many of us forget the existence of such experiences when we learn to measure the priorities of practical life; some of us remember their existence but find that in the light of day they have become as shy and evasive as the hermit thrush; a few, whom we call artists, maintain an easy intimacy with the wonders of simple perception. In this century many of these have been photographers, and the exploration of our fundamental sensory experience has been in large part their work. It is photography that has continued to teach us of the pleasure and the adventure of disinterested seeing.
----Excerpt from John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs

This show has been organized by Maureen O'Leary




Room One
Val Echavarria's Casa Marengo
@ the Avenue 50 Studio
September 12 - October 8, 2015

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 12, 7-10 pm


Monster Drawing Rally
Armory Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 12, 12-1 pm



art is hope


PIASA, Paris, France
December, 2014
(pages 200 - 201)

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6018 Wilshire

Edward Cella Art & Architecture
September 20 - November 22

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 20, 6pm ~

borrowed air

Captured Image, Vintage to Contemporary Photography

Norco College Art Gallery
September 14 - October 10

Opening Reception
Sunday, September 14, 3 - 6pm

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The Faces of America

dnj gallery
June 28 - August 30

photo independent

Photo Independent
Laura is one of the selected photographers to the first Photo Independent.Art Fair.
Stop by her booth at #401, Stage 7:

Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038
April 25 - 27



venice art center


Curated by Kireilyn Barber, Meg Madison and Gregory Walker.

Venice Arts Center, Venice CA
November 16-December 13.
Video Screening on Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm

one of kind

Alessandra Bellissimo, Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Laura Parker, Diane Pierce, Meghann Riepenhoff, Saul Robbins, Ian Van Coller, Mimi Youn

RayKo Photo Center
July 11 - September 1, 2013

Opening Reception
Thursday, July 11, 6 - 8pm

birdstudyUntitled (bird study II)

dnj Gallery presents: "In Progress"
June 29 - August 10, 2013

Gil Kofman
Laura Parker
Andrew Uchin
Anne Veraldi
Robert von Sternberg

rock the boat

Rock the Boat by LAURA PARKER

TRACTIONARTS is a video venue in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District. Actually, it's a window facing Traction Ave. at the corner of Avery. Rock the Boat will be on view from June 8 to June 22, 2013.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 8, 8:00 to 9:30 PM

821 Traction Ave #110, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: twilight to midnight.

Watch the short LA Times video-story that was filmed during my opening.



newport beach

Selections from the collections of:
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and Bowers Museum

Coastline Community College Art Gallery
Huntington Beach, CA
10/25 - 11/21/2012

Reception: Friday, Nov. 2 @ 5 - 8pm
Artist: David Dexter, Carol Saindon, Jeffrey Frish, Roland Haas, Laura Parker, Wayne White, Louise LeBourgeois, and Pamela Grau.


Pictures from Kontor Projects exhibition in Copenhagen:


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Hidden Visions
Laura Parker(US), Caleb Gharland (US) and Kristina Bengtsson (SE)
The exhibition is part of Copenhagen photo festival 2012

Kontor Projects
Copenhagen, DENMARK
June 08 - June 24
Fernisering/ Private View
Friday, June 8th, 5pm 9pm.
Artist's Talk by Laura Parker
Saturday, June 9th, 2 pm.

"Hidden Visions" is a study on the meditative world of photography, one quite forgotten at times. It is an exhibition that aims to explore the crossover between our traditional view of photography, and one that is free of the (potential) restraints of a camera. Whether it be through photograms manipulated negatives, or projections, there is an appealing nature to the study of how the photograph can be pushed forward, beyond its traditional state, into new perspectives, new methods, and, all the while, getting an interesting look back at the world of photography.

KONTORprojects has the pleasure of showing three photographic artists as part of the "Hidden Visions" exhibition: Laura Parker, Caleb Charland, and Kristina Bengtsson will all be showing their personal camera-less work. The product of this is mechanical and organic, poised and accidental, meditative and simple, simultaneously.

Laura Parker sees the unseen, creates a world of lost objects and perspectives. Caleb Charland visualizes organisms as chemically manipulated, grotesquely beautiful negatives. Kristina Bengtsson realizes the miniscule individuality in found places, and forgotten corners. Together they give us a vast, spanning view of the world of the poetic, camera-less photography.

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Laura Parker, Landscape in Red and Green type C prints,
51 1/2 x 72 inches

2012 Summer Collection/ dnj Gallery
July 28 -Sept. 01

Holly Andres
Darryl Curran
Richard Gilles
Joel Meyerowitz
Jane O'Neal
Laura Parker
Dylan Vitone
Robert von Sternberg

End of Mappo: Spontaniety and Restraint
Organized by CC Haun

1904 E 7th Place LA CA 90021
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Reception: Monday, July 9, 7 - 9 PM

Daniel Aksten, Kelly Barrie, Linda Besemer,
Michael Dee, Martin Durazo, Ori Gersht,
Katrin Jurati, Laura Parker, Renee Petropoulos,
Brett Cody Rogers, Danny Shain, Pascal Shirley,
Roy Thurston, Holly Topping, Tam Van Tran,
Jason Trinidad, Tyler Vlahovich



boston court

Heavier than...
Laura Parker and Ken Gonzales-Day
curated by Gabriel Cifarelli

The Theatre @Boston Court
Pasadena, CA
July 14 - August 21


Chain Letter
curated by Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
July 23 - August 25

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Speak for the Trees
southern california art projects and exhibitions
Cororna del Mar, CA
July 16 - September 5

Saturday, July 16, 6-8 pm

Participating Artists:
Hilary Baker, Lucy Brown, Guy Ferrer, Suvan Geer,
Jim Jenkins, Catherine Eaton Skinner,
Laura Parker, Astrid Preston, Chris Richter
Gail Roberts, Jill Sykes, Eric Zener


Elliott Wilcox Courts
Gallery II Laura Parker

dnj gallery, Santa Monica, CA
June 04 - July 16

Saturday, June 11, 5 - 7 pm


rayko photo

No Mirrors (camera-less photography)

Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
June 16 - August 2

Thursday, June 16, 6 - 8 pm



Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA
January 14 - April 3, 2011.

Wednesday, January 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm



DRAFT (works on paper not on canvas)

643 Project Space
643 N. Ventura Ave.
, Ventura CA
November 5 - December 3, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 5, 6 - 9pm



From the Range: Pot Bottoms and Naked Eye Objects
3822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 22, 7 - 9pm

In this spirit, my series "Pot bottoms" and "Naked Eye Objects," 2005-08, present the bottoms of pots and pans, revealing the changes that occur imperceptibly, and over time, on the undersides of these cooking utensils. Thrown into detailed focus is the daily contact between metals, fire and a variety of foods and products. The final photographs, showing different sized "discs" floating in black, either metallic or boldly colored, are 'abstractions' and yet, still pots, shifted to another scale. That these can be compared to planets, individual and clustered, (but will land you back in the kitchen!), and otherwise range from the "optical" to seemingly "archaeological" activates the surprise of seeing simultaneously 'straight' and metaphorically, seeing 'the thing itself' and 'the thing as other.'


Photograms: Uniquely Simple

dnj Gallery
July 17 - September 14, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17, 6 - 8pm




Laura Parker, Rotations and Animations

Armory Center for the Arts
March 6 – April 18, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 2 - 4pm


Pasadena, CA - A two-part solo exhibition by Laura Parker entitled Rotations and Animations, will open at the Armory Center for the Arts in the Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery on Saturday, March 6, 2 - 4pm and will be on view through April 18, 2010.

This exhibition explores Parker’s use of both photographic and time based media. In her work entitled “Rotations”, the artist returns to the analog (darkroom printed) color photograph to create multi-image structures that reference experimental film through a kinetic opticality. This work partly springs from her forays into digital film animation, but is actually a new iteration of her ongoing interest in time, structure and a playful dissection of the act of looking itself.

The discreet photographs structured into these multi-image wall installations combine a projected negative and a photogram. This is a complex two-step process produced in complete darkness. She applies this technique, quite specifically, to create circular images that float within a black field with a light 'halo' around the perimeter.

Similarly, for her short "Animations", Parker works with digital 'stills' that are also edited one frame at a time. Having such a high degree of involvement in the time-based aspect of manipulating each of a series of still frames allows for an improvisational, gestural approach. These short animations also contend with photography’s link to spatial and temporal aspects of film.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division and will be on view in the Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery at the Armory is at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, and will be open Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5 p.m.  The Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena .  For information about Armory exhibitions and events, the public may call 626.792.5101 x122. or visit the Armory website at

Contact: Jon LaPointe, Armory Center for the Arts
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134