Jose & Rey Parla U.T.O.P.I.A. Exhibition at colette
The Parlá Brothers (José and Rey) are to hold an exhibition of new works at colette in Paris, from September 3rd. Entitled U.T.O.P.I.A. the exhibition will bring the Brooklyn-based brothers individual styles to the fore in a collaborative effort. Working together since childhood, starting early in 1983, José would draw and paint, while Rey took photographs of his brother and mutual friends out in the city. Respectively, José became known for his calligraphic and palimpsestic coded paintings while his brother Rey is best known for his experimental films and camera-less non-photo works he calls Scratch | Graphs. José having studied painting and Rey filmmaking means the Picasso and Braque-like duo are a Ying and Yang that create enigmatic works of art that are unique in their conversations. U.T.O.P.I.A. runs through September 22nd at colette.