May 7 – July 12, 2013Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 W24th Street
New York, NY 10011
The Wrinkles of the City was started by JR in Cartagena, Spain and has been recreated in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and most recently, Havana. In 2012, JR and Parlá photographed and interviewed dozens of senior citizens who lived through the Cuban revolution, flyposting colossal black-and-white portraits of their subjects on the walls of city buildings. Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaces the images with palimpsestic, calligraphic writings and color. In a city devoid of commercial imagery, JR and Parlá’s enormous yet intimate portraits offer a stunningly humane contrast to the endless repetition of political icons.
Opening reception Tuesday May 7, 6-8 PM
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