JOSÉ PARLÁ| ‘WALLS, DIARIES, AND PAINTINGS’ SOLO EXHIBITION

February 28, 2011 The Unbiased Writer
According to sources, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery announced the Walls, Diaries, and Paintings, a solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá.
Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parlá’s exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parlá’s works that are both inspirational and revealing.
José Parlá is a documentarian of city life. Using the backdrop of this and many other towns, he re-makes in paint what can appear to be photorealist fragments of what he sees in the chaos and rush of the metropolis. His paintings reflect the accumulated memories and experiences, the walls that show a place that was, but no longer is – built over, renewed in some other configuration. Parlá paints revelations —transcriptions of the process — proof of the history of our neighborhoods. These markings expose his drive to say or divulge the passing of time, in the moment.
Parlá’s works have appeared in major exhibitions in London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris, and recently in Stages for the Livestrong Foundation at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris), Deitch Projects (New York) and O.H.W.O.W. (Miami). In the summer of 2010, he was part of the traveling exhibition, The New Grand Tour at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.
If you happen to be in the area be sure to check it out, and as always, let us know what you think?
JOSÉ PARLÁ
WALLS, DIARIES, AND PAINTINGS
MARCH 3 – APRIL 16, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 6 – 9 PM
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