José Parla, “Surface Body/Action Space” at Mary Boone Gallery

A Miami native whose parents fled Cuba for Florida, Parla has enjoyed a rapid rise thanks to his adept update on Neo-Expressionist aesthetics. His compositions recall ancient graffiti-incised walls that have been repeatedly painted and plastered over, name-checking not only the likes of Jackson Pollock but also 1950s Affichistes like Mimmo Rotella, whose work appropriated the accidental beauty of peeling advertising posters. This two-space show comes hard on the heels of major public commissions for One World Trade Center and the Standard Hotel.
Venue name: Mary Boone Gallery
Address: 541 W 24th St , New York
Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm

Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St
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