Library Street Collective is thrilled to announce Polarities, an exhibition of new works in painting and sculpture by critically acclaimed multimedia artist José Parlá, opening Saturday, July 9th, 2022. Parlá is known for his skillful engagement with the rich history of painting while infusing ephemeral elements and the life cycles of cities. Built with countless layers of texture, script, acrylic, plaster, and paper collage, his works communicate the passage of time within city neighborhoods where advertisements, writing, construction, and demolition leave their impressions steadily over time. In describing his work, Parlá makes connections between environment, history, and perception: "It is psychological. To read it is not to look at what is written simply; it is about deciphering the feeling. I call it reading through feeling, those textures and marks symbolizing the psycho-geographical traces of memory."
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