A delightful show that traces Betty Parsons’ artistic trajectory from the 1920s through 1981 is currently on view at Alexander Gray gallery. The survey is divided into five parts “Becoming an Artist”, “The World as Inspiration”, “Embracing Abstraction”, “Rendering the Invisible Presence” and “Assemblages” and shows Parsons incredible mastery of a variety of styles and media as well as her tremendous savviness as a colorist. Parsons’ embrace abstraction emerged from a desire to capture feelings and mood in the natural world and morphed into soft biomorphic abstractions during the 1970s that remained her most enduring legacy. Here is “Bird in a Boat” from 1971. At Alexander Gray through July 14.