We're thrilled to announce the latest show from our lovely and gifted friend, José Parlá:
Centering on the titular large-scale work “Small Golden Suns,” in which Parlá’s rhythmic, calligraphic brushwork is overlaid onto a vividly colored background, this exhibition will feature around 10 of his most recent works in various sizes, painted simultaneously over a one-year period. The series embodies Parlá’s concern for the plight of children around the world, extending his blessing towards these “small suns,” while also alluding to the importance of being exposed to art from an early age, as well as the power of art and its infinite possibilities.
Some of his most recent solo exhibitions were held at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Mary Boone Gallery (New York), Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York), and Haunch of Venison (London). Parlá has won international acclaim as an artist who has inherited the legacy of American Abstract Expressionism, creating mostly large-scale works inspired by such themes as identity within a global society, migration, and imagination.