The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the unveiling of José Parlá’s Gesture Performing Dance, Dance Performing Gesture. It is the first commissioned public artwork for BAM’s new Richard B. Fisher building and Parlá’s first commission in Brooklyn. The unveiling is accompanied by a small show of Parlá’s paper based Mono-Transfers, which were used in the creation of this work and act as a mirror-like element towards documenting the painting process. The painting, which measures 37 x 7 feet, expands on Parlá’s process of building a painterly history through layers of calligraphic and gestural marks.


Opening September 10th, 2012 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.