Featured works on Exhibition A
If you are in the Los Angeles area, be sure to catch the new Parra show, “Kind Regrets,” at HVW8 Gallery, an exhibition which comes fresh off his SFMOMA summer installation, an epic mural that the museum described as post-Pop. The former graphic designer follows in a long tradition of commercial artists like Andy Warhol and KAWS who later found their footing in contemporary art. Parra shares Takashi Murakami’s super flat appreciation of image-making, but with a sly sense of humor and a spare visual irreverence. His anthropomorphized characters reek havoc on the romantic in bold primary blocking that’s unmistakably Parra.