Lucinda Parker ’66 sits in her studio among paintings for her No Exit exhibition. The title of the show was inspired by the studio’s code-required sign.

Lucinda Parker ’66 sits in her studio among paintings for her No Exit exhibition. The title of the show was inspired by the studio’s code-required sign.

Books, Film, Music

Lucinda Parker: Force Fields

A 50-year retrospective and new book about painter Lucinda Parker ’66.

Katie Pelletier ’03 | June 23, 2019

Acclaimed Pacific Northwest painter Lucinda Parker ’66, nationally known for her abstract modernist paintings, was recently the subject of a 50-plus-year retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem. Reviewing the exhibit for the Oregonian, Paul Sutinen remarked that “there is unlikely to be a better or more important painting show in Oregon in 2019.”

In conjunction with the show, a full-color book was published, Lucinda Parker: Forcefields, written by Roger Hull, senior faculty curator and professor emeritus of art history at Willamette University. The book includes over 100 full-color photos and reproductions of Lucinda’s dynamic and boldly colorful work. Hull traces the development and transformations of her style, from early self-portraits to the original painting techniques she invented in the ’70s, to her recent paintings of mountains and clouds.

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