About

atwarwithart.JPG AT WAR WITH ART is the home of multi-disciplinary artist Lon Parker.

My most recent multi-media project was based on the life of fictional artist Alexander Graf, incorporating the experimental short film TRENCH(screened at the EMMEDIA Particle and Wave Festival in 2012. https://vimeo.com/53232604), the short story TRENCH-Diary of a German Soldier(previously serialized in this blog) and a gallery exhibition of several paintings by Mr. Parker under the pseudonym of Alexander Graf.

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On April 16th of 2016 I presented live at the EMMEDIA screening room Galerie Graf:DADA  an absurdist, Dada inspired multi-media statement of H. Graf’s life, as it meandered through the historical reality of Zurich and Dada, post WWI Europe, Abstract Expressionism, the artistic world of New York City 1920-1951 and the subtle nuances of the famous and infamous artists Graf associated with during the development of two of the 20th centuries most important artistic genres.

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The SRO live performance, with accompanying videos and a simultaneous poetry reading, was exceedingly well received. Six of the eight paintings in the gallery exhibition were sold through silent auction. The publication TRENCH-Diary of a German Soldier was included with the price of a full admission ticket and was also similarly lauded. TRENCH also represent the first publication for Man With Spear Publications. A documentary of the entire Surrounded By Lions project with excerpts from the live performance is currently in production.

Following up on the success of the Surrounded By Lions project I am presently working on for the Fall of 2017 a similar styled multi-media project with no working title as yet.

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Working with themes of remembrance, hope and regret, superstition and the supernatural, this project will again be expressed through paintings, media art and a publication from Man With Spear. ATWARWITHART will present regular updates concerning the progress of the as yet unnamed project.

Lon Parker.

3 Responses to About

  1. Duffy Higgins says:

    Congrats Lon!

  2. atwarwithart says:

    Thanks Duffy. I kept several copies of TRENCH: Diary of a German Soldier for gifts to send out. If you are interested I will happily send a copy to you in NY. https://atwarwithart.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/trench-diary-of-a-german-soldier/

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