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Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Anonymous Vernacular [Extended]

  • José Parlá
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    José Parlá, Anonymous Vernacular, 2019,
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Press for Anonymous Vernacular [Extended]

Current Exhibitions at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery


A Witness to Change

  • Stephen Wilkes,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 09, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anonymous Vernacular [Extended]

  • José Parlá
  • Opens: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 25, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Within Cells Interlinked

  • Evan Robarts,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

For All We Know

  • Oliver Jeffers,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Anthropocene

  • Edward Burtynsky,
  • Opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 29, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Icons

  • Jojakim Cortis,
  • Adrian Sonderegger,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Conjugated Gradients [EXTENDED]

  • Yorgo Alexopoulos,
  • Opens: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Proximity

  • Niko Luoma,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Day to Night

  • Stephen Wilkes,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Form of Light

  • Wang Ningde,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Polarities

  • Pepa Prieto,
  • Dean Monogenis,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

MultiVerses

  • Shea Hembrey,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Essential Elements

  • Edward Burtynsky,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bricolage

  • Sohei Nishino,
  • Opens: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

IN MEDIAS RES

  • José Parlá
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Group Show

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 14, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mind Storm

  • Robert Currie,
  • Marcel van Eeden,
  • Shea Hembrey,
  • Oliver Jeffers,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dérive(s), Curated by Romain Dauriac

  • Sylvie Auvray,
  • Sarah Braman,
  • Olivier Kosta-Théfaine,
  • Anita Molinero,
  • Nicholas Pilato,
  • Evan Robarts,
  • John Roebas,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gordon Harrison Hull

  • Gordon Harrison Hull,
  • Opens: Jun. 25, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 31, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 25, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Luminous Poem

  • Airan Kang,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: May. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jimmy Nelson

  • Jimmy Nelson,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Surface Body / Action Space

  • José Parlá
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 5 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Act of Nature

  • Yorgo Alexopoulo,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Day to Night

  • Stephen Wilkes,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

U.S.A.

  • Paula Scher,
  • Opens: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 02, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Super Reliable

  • Evan Robarts,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Photographs

  • Jimmy Nelson,
  • Opens: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Abstract Document

  • Jim Campbell,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lots on View

  • Ryan Brown,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Apr 25 - Jul 26, 2019

  • Reception: Apr 25, 6 - 8pm

Where

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

  • 505 W 24th St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.243.8830

About

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.

In this exhibition, Parlá combines layered advertising posters he has collected from temporary construction walls with his own calligraphic techniques that both improvise and expose texts, letters, symbols, phrases, and words. Parlá’s personal mark-making weaves itself into the textures and compositions of the ripped advertisements, creating an obliquely legible codex all his own.

The fragmented materials from the street imbue each work with a profound sense of empathy and respect, not only for the urban environment but also for the “anonymous writers” who inspired Parlá early on. Some of the works are on shaped canvases, others are rectilinear. The new paintings in Anonymous Vernacular are linked to an obsession Parlá has with looking at walls, ever since his early days, painting their surfaces and searching to decode marks made on them.

For this exhibition, Parlá is introducing a new reworked found-object sculpture in homage to the bottle collectors and the homeless that still come from all over the borough to deposit their collections at a recycling center in his neighborhood. Taken as a whole, these works deliberately blur any boundaries between the studio and the street. They utilize the incidental aesthetics of the city and nod to the poetics of inspired observation.

"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.”

- José Parlá, Brooklyn, NY


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