The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery's Parochial Views series invites artists to respond to the rural and urban environs of the region, with a work chosen and accessioned into their collections.
KW|AG commissioned Susan Coolen to create the sixth installment in the Gallery's Parochial Views series. Coolen describes the allure of this project as being "located in the joy of seeing and finding, while being challenged to make images that might combine into a coherent and meaningful series hinting at the idea that the graphic forms of nature found here in Kitchener are also humanity's ‘common parlance' - the inspiration of written language and decorative motif." Parlance No. 4 [below] can be seen in the Spring 2009 issues of Border Crossings and Canadian Art and is now in the collection of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.