London’s Haunch of Venisongallery is set to host a new solo exhibition of works by New York-based artist José Parlá. Entitled Broken Language, Parlá will bring his unique stylistic blend of expressive painting and calligraphic abstraction to three gallery spaces in a combination of new paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures. Known for a style that is influenced by and reactive to his environment, Parlá summarizes the work in this exhibition thus:
For most of my life I have experienced being in transition and migration. This feeling allows me to bring the broken languages of the global community and its conditions into the gallery. My work is an empire of fragmented cacophonies, observed performances, palimpsestic musical gestures, and topographical compositions governing the essence of the cities I’ve travelled through.
Broken Language runs between February 8 – March 28, 2013.