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Art February, 25 2013

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

This weekend Highsnobiety favorite, Dutch artist Parra, opened his new exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. The artist created an entire new body of work on canvas in color and black/white, as well as a series of sculptures in different sizes.

“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.”

Entitled “Tracy Had A Hard Sunday”, the Parra exhibition runs until March 23, 2013.

Photography: Jacob Breinholt / Highsnobiety.com

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