José Parlá “The Awakening”
[Image: The Awakening, 2020 collage acrylic ... plaster on canvas © Jose Parla.jpeg]
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In his third show at the gallery, José Parlá presents new paintings that were created while experiencing significant social change amidst ongoing global social unrest, which has been most pronounced in the US. Parlá’s works have embraced within them the histories, memories, and experiences that Parlá himself lives through in his multicultural surroundings, including dissonance arising from identity politics and immigration issues. Employing not just painting but various media such as sculpture, photography, and video, the abstract works emanate a particularly remarkable presence deriving from his characteristic calligraphy that materializes through his dance-like actions while painting. His works, inheriting the legacy of urban realism while renewing the tradition of post-war abstraction, resemble walls in the city that accumulate material over time and change its appearance according to the people living within them. Diverse remnants and textures of events are braided together in the manner of a collective memory.
from September 05, 2020 to December 19, 2020