04/12/2019 - 09/12/2019 UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH

José Parlá’s “ISTHMUS” Ceramics presented at the UNTITLED, ART Fair during Art Basel Miami
by Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery & ISTANBUL’74

For José Parlá’s solo show at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, in collaboration with ISTANBUL’74 presents a selection of “ISTHMUS” ceramics as well as new abstract paintings by artist José Parlá. Parlá's new body of works reflects the themes in the artist's practice including calligraphy, language, and the cityscape.
Parlá's new body of sculptural work was created specifically for the artist's recent solo exhibition at ISTANBUL'74 this past September. Paying homage to the masterful Turkish calligraphers, Parlá's calligraphic gestures find their way into the new body of works as the mode of image production. This a reflection of the research-based approach to “urban environments” that the artist has been foregrounding in his work. 

José Parlá has emerged in the past decade as one of his generation’s most fervent champions of painting, working for more than twenty years to establish a style of painting that transforms the language of the street into a hybrid form of abstraction and urban realism. His work provides markers of time and is about the accumulation of information that settles like accretions upon the surfaces of walls and streets, and in the lines on the hands and faces of the people who inhabit them.

Since its founding in 2002, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery has made a major commitment to representing artists who are exploring the intersection of art and technology. The gallery's dedication to supporting an array of innovative practices has been the catalyst for the expansion of its program to include painting and sculpture. Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery also facilitates the publishing of artist monographs and organizing international exhibitions.

UNTITLED, ART is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. UNTITLED, ART innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. The next edition of UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach will take place on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, December 4–8, 2019.

Turkey’s leading arts and culture platform ISTANBUL’74 was brought to life in 2009 by Creative Director Demet Muftuoglu Eseli and Filmmaker Alphan Eseli. Taking its name and inspiration from the city that culturally and geographically bridges two continents, ISTANBUL’74 organizes cultural events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and artistic collaborations with creative thought leaders. Under its umbrella, ISTANBUL’74 has a full-service creative agency ‘74STUDIO and ‘74ESCAPE, an online travel diary, and store. In 2018, ISTANBUL’74 opened a second office in New York under the name of ‘74NEWYORK and continues its operations in both cities.