Parker and Winship, both abstract artists, discovered a strong connection between their 2D and 3D work. Their processes are similar and the resulting paper collages and wood sculptures, share an expressive commonality. Both artists begin with a vast collection of pieces; a variety of shapes, colors and textures (Parker using magazine pages and Winship reclaimed wood scraps) which they then refine and alter. After arranging and rearranging, multiple times, just the right expressive and compositional fit is discovered. Because their works rely on gravity, Winship's by necessity and Parker’s by design, figures in dialogue are suggested, some in harmony others in tension.
Anne Parker lives in St. Paul. Since retiring as an art teacher, Anne has focused on her own art making. For over forty years she has studied art and is grateful for the many excellent teachers and mentors who have played a key role in her development as an artist. Most recently Anne exhibited her work at the La Ponte Art Center in Wisconsin.
Josie Winship lives and works in Minneapolis. She has been an artist her entire adult life and performer the last couple decades. She attended the Women’s Art Institute in 2016 and Elizabeth Erickson’s Art as Journey workshops at Grand Marais Art Colony. She has shown through out the twin cities and has a studio in the Ivy Art Building in Minneapolis.