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Parse Gallery & Artist Situation was founded by artists Ricardo Barba, Andrew Schrock, and Margot Walsh in the fall of 2010. 


Parse Gallery's Mission Statement:

The gallery functions as a creative hive focused on collaboration and growth through combined talent. Its vision is ever changing and reflective of the three brains that give themselves to its dream.


Artist Bios:

Ricardo Barba is a painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist from Chicago. His work addresses cultural interactions and representations of the soul. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in Political Science, Psychology, and Liberal Arts. Barba currently teaches art in public schools and is creator/facilitator at Parse Gallery.


Andrew Schrock lives atop an elevator shaft above Parse Gallery. He is ambassador of the space and a multifaceted artist, ambitiously delving into all realms of creativity. His endeavors include chopping apart freight trains, tug boats, hacking fire hydrants, exploding sculpture, decon-reconstruction, adventures into the metaphysical, and breathing all for the sake of realizing fantasy, experimental thinking, and an understanding of the multi-verse. 


Margot Walsh is painter and installation artist whose work focuses primarily on the cosmos and infinite possibilities. She uses the canvas as a portal to different worlds by traveling towards deep space through black-sparkle spray paint, stripes of vibrant color, and layers upon layers of thick oil paint. She received her B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking in 2009 from Virginia Commonwealth University and has since ventured to the South to help curate shows for Parse Gallery.


Artists presented at Parse Gallery: 

Loney Abrams, Chino Amobi, Conor Backman, Ricardo Barba, David Barrier, Daryl Bergman, Suzanne Bennett, Christi Birchfield, Jessica Bizer, Erica Boni, Matt Brett, Jane Cassidy, Wolfgang Daniel, Alyssa Dennis, Rachel DeTrinis, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Jamie Felton, Amy Gillogly, Becca Gillogly, Dave Greber, Sally Heller, Megan Hillerud, Viorel Hodre, Kyle HossilBranch Ashton Hudgins, Brooke Inman, Roberto Jamora, Jessica Langley, Damian Languell, Dylan Languell, Jessica Laskosky, Avery Lawrence, Peter Leonard, Barbie L’Hoste, Corinne Loperfido, Delaney Martin, Leah Pipes Meltzer, Carlton Morgan, Martyna Nieszczesna, Ian Page, Vianney Paul, Don Porcella, Erica Rae, Andrew Schrock, Nina Schwanse, Taylor Lee Shephard, Wesley Stokes, Margot Walsh


Exhibitions: (click links for further information)


"Swells for the Night Season." Jane Cassidy. May 3 - June 14, 2013.


"The White Snake." Amanda Stone & VnessWolfCHild. March 28, 2013.


​"TOPOS: A World Conceived." Night Light Collective. November 14, 16, 17, 18, 2012


"Between You and the Mountains." Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels. October 5 - 26, 2012


"Arranging Suitcases." Avery Lawrence. September 7 - 28, 2012.


"Caligula." Westley Stokes. June 1 - 29, 2012.


"The Trust." Corinne Loperfido. May 4 - 22, 2012.


"PODS." Ricardo Barba, Peter Leonard, Andrew Schrock, & Taylor Lee Shepherd. April 6 - 27, 2012.


"Frontier Daze." March 30, 2012.


"Absolute Decadence: Because You Deserve It!" March 2, 2012.


"Mantenae." EXPOSE: Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective, T-LOT. February 25 - October 7, 2012.


"The Harness of Chaosyncronos." Becca Gillogly & Erica Rae. January 6 - February 10, 2012.


"Young Hearts, Run Free." Group Exhibition. November 11 - December 9, 2011.


"Between The Tracks." Group Exhibition. October 22, 2011.


"Following the Light of the Sun, We Left the Old World." Margot Walsh. October 7 - November 4, 2011.


"Worn, Torn, Wet & Wild." Jessica Langley & Christi Birchfield. July 2011.


"Chicken Lovers." Barbie L'Hoste, Megan Hillerud & Mika Revell. June 2011.


"Brain Massage." Group Exhibition. May 6 - 28, 2011.


"A Penny for Your Soul." Ricardo Barba. April 1 - 28, 2011.


"Still Life with Bombs." Brooke Inman & Jess Laskosky. February 5, 2011.


"And Beyond." Group Exhibition. December 11, 2010.


"To the Future." Group Exhibition. October 9 - November 9, 2010.


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