Brooklyn-based painter José Parlá has traveled to such far-flung locales as Istanbul, Havana, and Tokyo, and, like most nomads, he has chronicled every part of that journey. Though, unlike us, who just keep a journal and take pictures of our travels, Parlá has documented his journeys with 15 new works now on display at the exhibition Walls, Diaries and Paintings. The Miami native has taken the essence of his experiences abroad, each spark of city life, and has captured them in a collection of chaotic abstract works that are a wild mix of incoherent scribbles, graffiti, and torn billboards. We wonder what’s next on his itinerary.
March 10-April 16, 2011