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New Yorkers dont care about art, they care about pets. So Im exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. I took all the money I made exploiting an animal in my last show and used it to fund a new show about the exploitation of animals. If its art and you can see it from the street, I guess it could still be considered street art.
The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill
89 7th Avenue (between West 4th and Bleeker Street)
Until October 31st
October 6, 2008
673 N. Milwaukee St.
Chicago, IL 60622
October 2, 2008
Brooklyn based artist Jose Parla will be showing in a spectacular and much anticipated first solo show in London at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms.
Born in Miami in 1973, Parla then moved to Puerto Rico. After being raised in the Caribbean island by his Cuban parents, Parla returned to Miami at the age of nine where he began painting and remained there until being awarded,a scholarship to Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia.
In Adaptation / Translation, Parla further explores the wanderings of urban populations to translate these personal experiences and make visible manifestations of what lies beneath our surfaces. By drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, the energy and memory which feeds him, Jose Parla creates a visual narrative of his experiences in different cities. Through the multilayered, psycho-geographical, calligraphic nature of his work he embeds these stories in his paintings and invites the viewer to discover his vision of the environment.
Parla is therefore not just a painter, but a new kind of novelist; a modern storyteller who uses wall gestures, the writing on the wall, and found advertisings to reconstruct complex stories and anatomies.
Jose Parla began painting under the name Ease in 1983 on city walls, and while painting in the tradition of New York subway art, he also was experimenting on canvas with the desire to translate the decaying environment of derelict places which later inspired his cityscapes aesthetic and continues to inform his work today.
Parla’s paintings reveal a silent message of time and history spoken through the walls of the worlds cities; a landscape which speaks of deterioration, neglect, and abandonment. The results, whilst beautiful, with their multicolours and hidden memories, are significant in that they reflect some of the darker aspects of our civilization.
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
1-3-5 Filthcroft Street
London WC2H 8DH
September 16, 2008
For you folks down under do yourself a favor and go check out Kenji Nakayama’s Disconnection exhbition at FamousWhenDead.
Exhibition from 12 September to 28 September
FamousWhenDead Gallery, 207 Victoria Street, West Melbourne.
Hours Tues-Thu 11-6pm, Fri 11-7pm, Sat&Sun 10-3 pm.