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Jose Parla - Anonymous Vernacular (New solo show), by niceguyg on Apr 21, 2019 7:26:04 GMT 1,
Looking forward to this upcoming show:
Anonymous Vernacular- José Parlá - April 25 - June 29, 2019
@bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present José Parlá's Anonymous Vernacular, a series of new paintings and reworked found objects. This marks Parlá's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.
For over a decade, Parlá has rigorously experimented with a mix of non-traditional painting materials and collage to create his signature style, a graphomanic reflection of a distinctly urban vernacular. Parlá's studio practice is grounded in the tradition of Wild Style painting, rooted in the same cultural soil as Rammellzee and Jean-Michel Basquiat, while also inspired by Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Mimmo Rotella, and the history of abstract art.
“The anonymity of actions and marks made in a city can amount to an ever-evolving contemporary vernacular – the city as text. A name or message on a wall, homeless people, pushing their makeshift homes in a cart, layers of ripped posters, or an old tarp covering a hole, broken subway tiles, erosion on a steel panel in an alleyway filled with trash, all part of our humanity’s anonymous vernacular,” said Parla in a statement.