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.
Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 7 - 9 PM.
Exhibit runs February 23, 2013 through March 23, 2013.