Purple Diary

[March 12 2011]

Jose Parla at Bryce Wolkowitz

For his solo debut at Brooklyn-Based artist, José Parlá presents a Chelsea exhibition for his solo
debut at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. The configuration of the
gallery is usually a challenge for exhibitions but in this instance
Parlá takes over the space with medium to large scale canvas works and a wall mural uniting the front and back rooms. As in previous
work, Parlá presents the memories and sensations of world travels
through abstraction and innumerable layers. The results are almost
obsessive. It would be dismissive to write off Parlá as a hipper version
of Pollock or Twombly – the stories and culture woven throughout the
body of his works is fresh and in a perspective all his own. Walls, Diaries and Paintings by Jose Parla runs through April 16 at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin

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