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Carson Parkin-Fairley

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2022

Artworks for sale: 12

United Kingdom

About Carson Parkin-Fairley

 
 
  • Biography

    I have always been obsessed with acts of celebration. Whether this be grand altars, ridden with iconography, built to honour, ceremonies to give thanks, or parties, one of the oldest forms of humans uniting. All of my work reflects the joy and celebration I’ve held dear and wanted to see in this world.   

     

    My work luxuriates in the minutiae of human life. All of its intricacies and uniqueness, and celebrates it all. I like to look at where we place our worship in this society, now we no longer congregate weekly to believe in a unifying God together. What and who is that we hold dear? What is holy? What are the things that define us, now we no longer have faith in an overarching religion that characterizes us as good or bad? 

    I use painting, digital collage, sculptures, and lights to explore our relationship to celebration, the holy, worship and spirituality, and our societies fascination with celebrity. The icons I make pose everyone’s lives as important, glamorous, and iconic – stories to be celebrated. 

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    Event: Into the Light / Into the Dark

    Dates: Sept. 30, 2022 - Oct. 25, 2022

    Venue: Let's Pretend Gallery, Melbourne

    Curated by one of Let's Pretend's founding members, Kepsibel, Into The Light/ Into The Dark features an eclectic group of artists whose distinct practices overlap. Contributors were offered two prompts: Into the Light and Into the Dark. The culminating works share a coherent narrative yet maintain the creative fingerprint of each artist. Into the Light/Into the Dark asks us to be curious, interpretive, and to be provoked as we consider the astonishing divergence that interpretation can create.

    The exhibition features photography, video work, sculptures, paintings and audio contributions by: ALEXIS COOK, ANDREW HOPKINS , BAILER, CARSON PARKIN-FAIRLEY, COLLEEN COY (+ MIRTH CREATIVE), GRACE SHANNON, HARRY BAYSTON, JASPER LOPEZ, KEPSIBEL, MILLIE SAVAGE, MOLLY SHEARS, MORGAN STOKES, NAOMI SAMARA, SALVITA DE CORTE and SKANSKY.

    Event: Always on my Mind

    Dates: July 26, 2022 - Aug. 1, 2022

    Venue: The Fitzrovia Gallery, London

    The National Brain Appeal raised much-needed funds for The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. ‘Always On My Mind’ features collage, drawing, installation, photography, painting, prints, and sculpture. Money raised from sales of artworks will go to help The National Brain Appeal. The title of the exhibition comes from the name of an Elvis Presley song that was number one 50 years ago, artists exhibited Elvis-themed work, or work relating to what had been on their minds.

    The show included work by 16 esteemed artists; Nick Cave, Billy Childish, Magda Archer, Gordon Beswick, Sasha Bowles, Matthew Collings, Alice Herrick, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Francis Macdonald, Kate Murdoch, Carson Parkin-Fairley, Harry Pye, Elena-Andreea Teleaga, Twinkle Troughton and Tracey Williams. I exhibited a print of 'Elvis: An Icon'.

    Event: We Are All Icons

    Dates: April 7, 2022 - April 24, 2022

    Venue: The Front Room Gallery, Ramsgate

    My first solo show, We Are All Icons, was a reaction to a time where expressing joy is radical action. The exhibition aimed to express joy and celebration at a time where, seemingly, everything is poised to turn you away from it. It included digital collages, mixed media pieces, mosaics, and neon works.

    Event: ADIDAS X CREATIVE DEBUTS

    Dates: March 17, 2022 - March 19, 2022

    Venue: Adidas London Flagship, Oxford Street, London

    I was asked to exhibit alongside over 100 female artists for the Adidas x Creative Debuts International Women's Month Exhibition.
    The exhibition presented a cross-section of hugely talented curators and artists, spanning over four floors, who used their unique visual language to create striking and important work. Launched during International Women’s Month, the exhibition showcased over 100 creatives, all celebrating women through their practice. I exhibited 'Radical Joy', a large neon painting, and multi-media piece, 'My Ode to Niki de Saint Phalle'.

    Event: The Collect Pop Up Shop

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2021 - Jan. 28, 2022

    Venue: The Collect Pop Up, 500 Oxford Street

    As part of an initiative from Westminster Council, 500 Oxford Street was transformed into The Collect Pop Up Shop, a space dedicated to art, design and sustainable fashion. I exhibitied multiple works and created an immersive Club Trop art installation that consisted of 6 large papier machè fruit pieces, entitled Strange Fruit, a cardboard installation that invited people to take pictures within tropical scenery, a full wall mural, and the transformation of two Oxford Street windows. I exhibited alongside fashion brands; Archive Six, Bleaq, Moonlight MOtel, Löfte, Lone Design Club, Loop Generation and Never Fade Factory.

    Event: Paradise Found Pop Up

    Dates: July 19, 2021 - July 25, 2021

    Venue: Paradise Found Pop Up, Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London

    A week-long, self-funded, and self-curated exhibition of female artists' works including artists Carson Parkin-Fairley, Jasmine Collings, Alice Norfield, Ramona Eve, Lois McKendrick, and Shelby x Studios. Aiming to create a paradise within a disused shop space. It featured sculptures, mixed media, jewelry, painting, drawing, and installation pieces.

    Event: Paradise Found

    Dates: May 20, 2021 - June 10, 2021

    Venue: Vout-O-Reenees, London, E1

    Paradise Found is an exhibition about the pursuit of joy through colour and pattern by artists Carson Parkin-Fairley and Ramona Eve. We invited guests to join us and revel in the raptures of a Paradise Found. PARADISE FOUND is a colourful exhibition co-created by female artists Carson Parkin-Fairley and Ramona Eve. Both artists will be sharing with you work about their own recent pursuits of paradise and finding their true selves during the end of the world as we know it. The show aims to bring a little bit of joy at a time we undoubtedly need it. Think Iconic imagery conveying personal growth and expression, Memphis patterns as a form of mindfulness, joyful props, and shrine-inspired compositions.

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There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Into the Light / Into the Dark

Dates: Sept. 30, 2022 - Oct. 25, 2022

Venue: Let's Pretend Gallery, Melbourne

Curated by one of Let's Pretend's founding members, Kepsibel, Into The Light/ Into The Dark features an eclectic group of artists whose distinct practices overlap. Contributors were offered two prompts: Into the Light and Into the Dark. The culminating works share a coherent narrative yet maintain the creative fingerprint of each artist. Into the Light/Into the Dark asks us to be curious, interpretive, and to be provoked as we consider the astonishing divergence that interpretation can create.

The exhibition features photography, video work, sculptures, paintings and audio contributions by: ALEXIS COOK, ANDREW HOPKINS , BAILER, CARSON PARKIN-FAIRLEY, COLLEEN COY (+ MIRTH CREATIVE), GRACE SHANNON, HARRY BAYSTON, JASPER LOPEZ, KEPSIBEL, MILLIE SAVAGE, MOLLY SHEARS, MORGAN STOKES, NAOMI SAMARA, SALVITA DE CORTE and SKANSKY.

Event: Always on my Mind

Dates: July 26, 2022 - Aug. 1, 2022

Venue: The Fitzrovia Gallery, London

The National Brain Appeal raised much-needed funds for The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. ‘Always On My Mind’ features collage, drawing, installation, photography, painting, prints, and sculpture. Money raised from sales of artworks will go to help The National Brain Appeal. The title of the exhibition comes from the name of an Elvis Presley song that was number one 50 years ago, artists exhibited Elvis-themed work, or work relating to what had been on their minds.

The show included work by 16 esteemed artists; Nick Cave, Billy Childish, Magda Archer, Gordon Beswick, Sasha Bowles, Matthew Collings, Alice Herrick, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Francis Macdonald, Kate Murdoch, Carson Parkin-Fairley, Harry Pye, Elena-Andreea Teleaga, Twinkle Troughton and Tracey Williams. I exhibited a print of 'Elvis: An Icon'.

Event: We Are All Icons

Dates: April 7, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Venue: The Front Room Gallery, Ramsgate

My first solo show, We Are All Icons, was a reaction to a time where expressing joy is radical action. The exhibition aimed to express joy and celebration at a time where, seemingly, everything is poised to turn you away from it. It included digital collages, mixed media pieces, mosaics, and neon works.

Event: ADIDAS X CREATIVE DEBUTS

Dates: March 17, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Venue: Adidas London Flagship, Oxford Street, London

I was asked to exhibit alongside over 100 female artists for the Adidas x Creative Debuts International Women's Month Exhibition.
The exhibition presented a cross-section of hugely talented curators and artists, spanning over four floors, who used their unique visual language to create striking and important work. Launched during International Women’s Month, the exhibition showcased over 100 creatives, all celebrating women through their practice. I exhibited 'Radical Joy', a large neon painting, and multi-media piece, 'My Ode to Niki de Saint Phalle'.

Event: The Collect Pop Up Shop

Dates: Dec. 1, 2021 - Jan. 28, 2022

Venue: The Collect Pop Up, 500 Oxford Street

As part of an initiative from Westminster Council, 500 Oxford Street was transformed into The Collect Pop Up Shop, a space dedicated to art, design and sustainable fashion. I exhibitied multiple works and created an immersive Club Trop art installation that consisted of 6 large papier machè fruit pieces, entitled Strange Fruit, a cardboard installation that invited people to take pictures within tropical scenery, a full wall mural, and the transformation of two Oxford Street windows. I exhibited alongside fashion brands; Archive Six, Bleaq, Moonlight MOtel, Löfte, Lone Design Club, Loop Generation and Never Fade Factory.

Event: Paradise Found Pop Up

Dates: July 19, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Venue: Paradise Found Pop Up, Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London

A week-long, self-funded, and self-curated exhibition of female artists' works including artists Carson Parkin-Fairley, Jasmine Collings, Alice Norfield, Ramona Eve, Lois McKendrick, and Shelby x Studios. Aiming to create a paradise within a disused shop space. It featured sculptures, mixed media, jewelry, painting, drawing, and installation pieces.

Event: Paradise Found

Dates: May 20, 2021 - June 10, 2021

Venue: Vout-O-Reenees, London, E1

Paradise Found is an exhibition about the pursuit of joy through colour and pattern by artists Carson Parkin-Fairley and Ramona Eve. We invited guests to join us and revel in the raptures of a Paradise Found. PARADISE FOUND is a colourful exhibition co-created by female artists Carson Parkin-Fairley and Ramona Eve. Both artists will be sharing with you work about their own recent pursuits of paradise and finding their true selves during the end of the world as we know it. The show aims to bring a little bit of joy at a time we undoubtedly need it. Think Iconic imagery conveying personal growth and expression, Memphis patterns as a form of mindfulness, joyful props, and shrine-inspired compositions.


 

Biography

I have always been obsessed with acts of celebration. Whether this be grand altars, ridden with iconography, built to honour, ceremonies to give thanks, or parties, one of the oldest forms of humans uniting. All of my work reflects the joy and celebration I’ve held dear and wanted to see in this world.   

 

My work luxuriates in the minutiae of human life. All of its intricacies and uniqueness, and celebrates it all. I like to look at where we place our worship in this society, now we no longer congregate weekly to believe in a unifying God together. What and who is that we hold dear? What is holy? What are the things that define us, now we no longer have faith in an overarching religion that characterizes us as good or bad? 

I use painting, digital collage, sculptures, and lights to explore our relationship to celebration, the holy, worship and spirituality, and our societies fascination with celebrity. The icons I make pose everyone’s lives as important, glamorous, and iconic – stories to be celebrated. 

 
 
 
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