Parra “Tracy Had A Hard Sunday” Exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Parra “Tracy Had A Hard Sunday” Exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Finalmente aperta “Tracy Had A Hard Sunday”, ultima incarnazione del grande Parra negli spazi della newyorkese Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
L’artista olandese presenta nuove tele, illustrazioni, bozzetti e sculture incentrate sui pattern che caratterizzano il bandiera statunitense. Vediamo quindi tutto il divertente, surreale, ironico stile che contraddistingue l’artista rivisto attraverso colorazioni rosse e blu con l’aggiunta delle stelle.
Delle splendide sculture prodotte in collaborazioni con CASE STUDYO, ci siamo occupati giusto qualche giorno fa, notiamo però che nella release manca la versione total red, della quale siamo certi avremmo presto notizie.
Per i fortunati che si trovano a New York avete tempo fino al 23 Marzo per sbirciare da vicino il bel allestimento messo in atto, nel frattempo un occhiata in gallery e senza dubbio d’obbligo.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, a series of new works by Amsterdam-based, Dutch artist Parra, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Parra creates witty and often provocative post-Pop imagery in a vibrant palette of highly saturated colors. His distinctive hybrid figures have bird-like features such as elongated, beak-shaped noses. The curvaceous nudes are portrayed in a variety of suggestive circumstances, at times salacious and at times comical; occasionally accented by the artist’s stylized, hand-drawn typography.

Parra’s multi-disciplinary work spans cohesively across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture. Tracy Had a Hard Sunday includes works on canvas, paper and ceramic. The canvases, painted in shades of reds and blues feature a recurring motif of stars and stripes. The sculptures in the exhibition represent the artist’s skill in translating his subjects into three-dimensional form, while studies for the paintings—created in ink on paper—reinforce the graphic quality of his compositions in black and white simplicity.

Parra’s sensibility is largely rooted in Pop art and the experimental graphics of the 1960s. His bold and playful imagery references the work of such artists as Keith Haring and Victor Moscoso, celebrated designer of psychedelic rock posters for San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. In 2012, Parra was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) to create Weirded Out, a 60-foot indoor mural, currently part of their permanent collection.

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