Ciclos: Blooms of Mold
Brooklyn Museum, Damiani
The painting series, Ciclos: Blooms of Mold, is installed in the grand and iconic Beaux-Arts Court at the Brooklyn Museum as part of Brooklyn Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Walls', which opened on August 12, 2022.
These immersive, monumental paintings were the first works José Parlá created since his recovery from a life-threatening battle against Covid-19. They invite a meditation on creation and decay, life and death, the profoundly intimate and expansively universal. Here we encounter an indestructible spirit.
Foreword by Anne Pasternak
Essays by Catherine Futter
Manon Slome, Rey Parlá,
José Parlá, Craig Dykers, Claudia Hilda,
Hank Willis Thomas, JR, Julia Chiang,
Dr. Bernard Kruger, Duke Riley,
Jane Rosenthal, Stefan Ruiz, Naiomy Guerrero,
DR. Samuel Acquah, Dr. Karishma Rahman,
Marc Azoulay, Dr. David Steiger, Adam Glickman,
Design by Javas Lehn Studio
Release EU: September 2023
Release USA: October 2023