Charles & Collin Parson: COUNTERPOINTS

Museum of Outdoor Arts

October 14 - December 15, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday October 14th from 6-9pm
On October 14th, 2017 MOA will premiere COUNTERPOINTS, an exhibition featuring artworks by Colorado based father/son duo, Charles and Collin Parson. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 PM to 9 PM at MOA's indoor gallery on the Second Floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, libations and live music. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

In addition to the indoor portion of this exhibition, eight outdoor sculptures by Charles and Collin Parson have been placed at Greenwood Village's Westlands Park. MOA partnered with the city of Greenwood Village and the Greenwood Village Arts & Humanities Council in placing the artwork, which will be on view through August 9, 2018. The park is located at 5701 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Charles and Collin Parson respond and react to each other's work, both in concept and format. Each artist creates objects that remind viewers of the extraordinary possibilities intrinsic in common, often industrial, materials, building on the structures of geometric forms underlying our world. This exhibit is an artistic bridge of the two generations, presenting an opportunity to harmonize and at times, contrast today's definitions of artistic expression.

With the common bonds of time and place, and the ongoing saturated presence of their artistic roles in this region, their separate visual vocabularies speak to the 21st century's experience of living in the Western United States. The distinctions of views of light and shadow, massive scale and delicateness, expansive space and airy atmosphere address the connections of landscapes and passages of time.

"MOA has a long history with both Charles and Collin. The first exhibition created with Charles was in the early 80s," said MOA President and Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "Colorado is fortunate to have accessibility to their talent and dedication in the arts. COUNTERPOINTS will exhibit the fluidity of their collaboration while showcasing their individuality."

COUNTERPOINTS is the final exhibition at MOA's indoor galleries during the 2017 season. Every year MOA selects a theme, which is thread throughout its programming for the year. The exhibition follows the 2017 annual theme of "past, present, future."

COUNTERPOINTS will be on display during regular gallery hours through December 15, 2017. The outdoor installation will be on display during regular park hours through August 9, 2018.

This exhibition is supported in part by the City of Englewood, Greenwood Village, Greenwood Village Arts & Humanities Council and the SCFD.

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