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Streets: José Parlá x JR @ Bryce Wolkowitz

In preparation for their joint show opening on May 7th at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, JR and José Parlá worked on a mural together in Chelsea over the weekend. The piece is a followup to the epic series of walls they collaborated on in Cuba last year (covered) and will be the subject of their exhibition –  The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba. Check out more of the action in our photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss JR here. Discuss José Parlá here.

Upcoming: JR & José Parlá – “The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba” @ Bryce Wolkowitz

On May 7th, the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery will be opening up The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba, a collaborative showing between JR and José Parlá. Featuring twelve large portraits and a site specific installation, the exhibition will showcase works that were put up by the two friends during their time in Cuba (covered) for JR’s continuing project of photographing senior citizens and pasting their portraits on the walls of city buildings. These pieces were then covered with Parlá’s urban calligraphy leading to an epic result that may have […]

Openings: José Parlá – “Prose” @ Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

Currently showing at the Yuka Tsuruno Gallery in Tokyo and on view through May 18th is solo exhibition from José Parlá. Entitled Prose, the show introduced fans in Japan to the Brooklyn-based artist’s form of urban calligraphy, an art form that has a special cultural resonance in Asia. Like his recent projects at BAM (covered) and the Barclays Center (covered), the exhibition included an impressive large-scale painting measuring 50 feet wide. Take a look at more photos the artist sent us below… Discuss José Parlá here.

Upcoming: José Parlá – “Prose” @ Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

This Thursday, Cuban-American artist José Parlá will unveil a new body of work in Japan. Entitled Prose, this solo exhibition will be held at Tokyo’s Yuka Tsuruno Gallery. This fresh series of paintings, in the words of Mr. Parlá, will focus on the “stream of consciousness – a rhythmic structure that carries the energy and poetic painting body in flux with dance – defined by memory brought into action in its own moment – imbedded in an improvisational blend of performance – founded on research and observation […]

Openings: José Parlá – ‘Broken Language’ @ Haunch of Venison

AM attended the opening of José Parlá’s Broken Language exhibition at Haunch of Venison in London last week, his first show in the UK since his significant and heavily calligraphic Adaptation/Translation exhibition back in 2008. Was it worth the wait? Hell yes. Having only had chance to see the majority of Parlá’s recent work vicariously via the internet since the Elms Lesters show, we – like many other UK fans of all things Parlá – awaited this new body of work with a strong sense of […]

Videos: José Parlá: Broken Language

On the occasion of José Parlá’s return to London for a solo showing at Haunch of Venison, NOWNESS has released a new video titled the same – Broken Language. The mini-documentary follows the NY-based artist through the entire process starting with an explanation of the philosophy behind his work, the photo reference acquisition, the creation of the actual paintings and sculptural pieces. Take a look at the insightful footage below… Discuss this show here. Discuss José Parlá here.

Upcoming: José Parlá – “Broken Language” @ Haunch of Venison

It seems that it’s been over four years since José Parlá has been able to commune with his UK fans in London (covered here) at a solo showing. Come February 1st, this will be rectified with his exhibition entitled Broken Language, held at a new gallery – Haunch of Venison. Presenting new paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures filled with rich urban textures and his characteristic script. He states: “For most of my life I have experienced being in transition and migration. This feeling allows me to bring […]

Openings: José Parlá – “Diary of Brooklyn” @ Barclays Center

Just short of two weeks ago, José Parlá announced he was working on a mural titled Diary of Brooklyn, commissioned by Brooklyn’s newest arena-style concert venue and home to the Brooklyn Nets, The Barclay’s Center. This gigantic piece is the largest to date from break-out urban landscape artist José Parlá, measuring a whopping 10 x 70 feet. The mural utilizes a selection of materials including oil and acrylics, plaster and enamel on wood.  Without question, 2013 is looking to be the year of Parlá. When asked about the mural by the […]

José Parlá Commissioned by the Barclays Center

Brooklyn certainly seems to be getting their fair share of high-profile art projects recently. After Barry McGee’s large scale mural (covered here & here) in October at the Mark Morris Dance Group, the borough will will now see the work of José Parlá adorn the new home of the Brooklyn Nets – The Barclays Center. The 70-foot-long mural entitled A Diary of Brooklyn will be unveiled early next month in the Dean Street lobby and will be visible from the street. This won’t be Parlá’s first public […]

Talks: “Writers and Writers” @ MoMA

Those looking for some stimulating conversation to start off their new year might want to head over to the MoMA in New York for the upcoming Writers and Writers: Narrative on the Page and in the Street discussion panel. “Participants include GZA, legendary lyricist and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan; New York graffiti artist and historian Alan Ket; Adam Mansbach, New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming graffiti novel Rage Is Back; and artist José Parlá, whose works grace both city streets and […]