The Frontiers of Flight Museum will open the art exhibition Vectors: Abstractions in Aviation Art by Don Parr, an abstract collection of single artist paintings and constructions with aviation themes, Friday, June 15 and will run through September 21st.
Don Parr is a Dallas financial advisor and artist. While living in New York City in the 1970s, he was inspired by the contemporary artists in the abstract impressionist, minimalist and color field genres and created his first paintings. After a 35-year hiatus he returned to his art, using color field and abstract impressionist techniques with aviation themes. Many of his current works employ aluminum panels and constructions with aircraft designs and are the focus of his 2012 show, Vectors, at The Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.
Parr’s works portray the functional aesthetics of aircraft design —an elegant balance of strength, weight, and aerodynamic efficiency. His art captures the essence of this balance with artistic abstraction that facilitates appreciation of the underlying uncontrived, pure aesthetics. He focuses on early airplanes with fabric covered wood frames as well as those with all-metal construction with riveted aluminum panels. Parr constantly seeks new methods to celebrate this extraordinary expression of function rarely found in man-made products.
Who: Don Parr
What: Art Exhibition - Vectors: Abstractions in Aviation Art
When: June 15 through September 21
Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum (Map)
How Much: Regular admission rates are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+); $5 for children/youth ages 3 through 17; and free for children under age 3.
About the Museum
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located on the southeast corner of Dallas Love Field Airport at 6911 Lemmon Avenue (at University). Over 25 aircraft and space vehicles are on display, including the Command Module from the Apollo 7 space mission, a complete Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, and the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake.” Comprehensive and engaging exhibits include thousands of rare aviation artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. For more information, call (214) 350-1651 or visit www.flightmuseum.com.