Monday, March 02, 2015
Paintings by Penelope Przekop, Shreveport to Philadelphia, at Norsworthy Galley on Sat, Mar 7, 4 to 6 pm
"I was raised in the US Deep South; Louisiana, to be exact. I grew up in the midst of an extended Christian family focused on fundamental values which included speaking in tongues, Bible studies, church three times a week, Christian outreach, Sunday school, church camp, family prayers, laying on of hands, hands reaching up to God, and dancing in the aisles.
Many of my relatives were well meaning but some were troubled. In the end, they were all merely human.
I was taught through the church, and the Southern culture supporting it, that men are inherently superior to women." So says artist and writer Penelope Przekop, whose mixed media paintings will be on display at Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St, from March 7 to Mar 28.
She continues, "I was taught that sex was bad."
"I’m writing about this because I just finished a work of art titled, “Deconstruction of a Southern Girl (the haunting).”(below)
Przekop has been a painter since 2008; she spent the first half of her adult life writing fiction. She is the author of five books, including four novels. Her art often includes a strong sense of character and story, says Chris Bailey. She graduated from Northwood High School and LSUS. She has a Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University. Her father is teacher Bill Hall, her mother is designer Jane Haden.
Meet the artist Sat, Mar 7, 4 to 6 pm.