Parra’s “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” Exhibit in NYC

Parra’s “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” Exhibit in NYC

Born Piet Janssen, Dutch artist Parra brought his brand of post-Pop surrealism to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City this past weekend. “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” presents a series of highly saturated canvases, along with black and white pieces, and ceramic sculptures. Done in conjunction with Belgian art publisher Case Studyo, the sculptures feature Parra’s trademark bird look, posed like warped Egyptian cat statues. The basic color palate themed work is his first solo display at the space. Says Jonathan LeVine Gallery:

“Parra creates witty and often provocative post-Pop imagery in a vibrant palette of highly saturated colors. His distinctive hybrid figures have bird-like features such as elongated, beak-shaped noses. The curvaceous nudes are portrayed in a variety of suggestive circumstances, at times salacious and at times comical; occasionally accented by the artist’s stylized, hand-drawn typography.

Parra’s multi-disciplinary work spans cohesively across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture. Tracy Had a Hard Sunday includes works on canvas, paper and ceramic. The canvases, painted in shades of reds and blues feature a recurring motif of stars and stripes. The sculptures in the exhibition represent the artist’s skill in translating his subjects into three-dimensional form, while studies for the paintings—created in ink on paper—reinforce the graphic quality of his compositions in black and white simplicity.”

The NYC exhibition runs from Feb. 23 through Mar. 23. You can see more from Parra’s “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” at Highsnobiety and Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

Photos by Jacob Breinholt/Highsnobiety

Parra Levine Gallery Black and White
Para Levine Gallery Blue and red paintings
Parra white dog statue at jonathan levine gallery
Parra Tracy had a hard sunday painting
Parra Tracy had a hard sunday painting bar
Parra black dog statue and painting
Parra artist profile shot
Parra exhibit at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery