Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery Presents a Solo Exhibition of the Brooklyn-Based Artist José Par

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NEW YORK, NY.- Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery presents Walls, Diaries, and Paintings, a solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá. On view from March 3 through April 16, 2011. Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parlá’s exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parlá’s works that are both inspirational and revealing. José Parlá is a documentarian of city life. Using the backdrop of this and many other towns, he re-makes in paint what can appear to be photorealist fragments of what he sees in the chaos and rush of the metropolis. His paintings reflect the accumulated memories and experiences, the walls that show a place that was, but no longer is—built over,