Dutch artist shows up in LA about once a year or once every few, and has a great new body of work to show at HVW8 in Los Angeles. On September 15, Parra will open a new show of drawings and paintings, The How Original Show.
Dutch artist Parra returns to Los Angeles’ HVW8 Art + Design Gallery with The How Original Show. An exhibition consisting of all new work in the form of drawings and paintings, revealing the process of sketch to final piece. Each work is an original, a departure from his well known numbered silkscreen editions.
Parra (b.1976) is best known for his curved post-Pop imagery, highly saturated colors, vibrant hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by hybrid, surreal characters. Celebrated by galleries and championed by an underground following from the outset, Parra has quickly become a respected and eclectic artist worldwide. Working across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture, Parra creates an enigmatic and instantly recognizable style that defies easy categorization. Parra is cofounder of cult apparel label Rockwell Clothing and a member of electronic music group Le Le. Parra lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Exhibition opens Thurs, Sept 15th at 7pm.
Show Runs Sept. 15th – Nov. 6th
Tonight at the HVW8 Art + Design Gallery at 661 N. Spaulding Ave LA, Ca 90036 from 6pm – 9pm: Snoop Dogg is unveiling an exhibition featuring his collaboration with Adidas. There’s also a three-header monster at the opening:
Head 1: Music by Dam-Funk and Computer Jay
Head 2: Drinks by Colt 45
Head 3: Food by Dante’s Fried Chicken
So look out JJ Abrams, you’ve got some competition in the three-headed monster department…
HVW8 Gallery just sent us a message that they have an Alvaro Ilizarbe / Freegums show at the gallery opening this Saturday night. Celestial Beings is the title of the gig. Head over when you got an LA Saturday night to get going on.
Montreal’s HVW8 Production House was established in 1998 by Tyler Gibney, Gene Pendon and Dan Buller. Often merging political themes and pop cultural images in massive compositions, their collaborative work integrates each member’s style seamlessly. HVW8 has produced album covers, exhibited in international galleries and museums, and performed live beside artists such as Roots Manuva and Herbalizer. Watch the interview from “The Run Up,” available to the public for free for the first time, on Walrus TV.