J. Parker Valentine at Taka Ishii

July 22nd, 2010

Artist: J. Parker Valentine

Venue: Taka Ishii, Kyoto

Date: June 25 – July 31, 2010

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto

Press Release:

J. Parker Valentine is a post-conceptual draftsperson. While crafting artwork in a variety of media, Parker’s practice amounts to an elemental yet informed engagement with the act of mark-making. Endowed with a literal weight, in part a consequence of her often chosen carrier – MDF panel – and, contrastingly, informed by the act of erasure, Parker’s works embody site specificity; their internal drama, without resorting to the expressive, is nonetheless remarkably representative of a space in which something – the act of drawing – happens. Hyper-specific, the work presents a stubbornly finite presence, decidedly foreign in relation to common contemporary practice dependent, for any trace of the sensual, upon recourse to an implied infinite regress. Work on view in the Kyoto exhibition will be completed during a one month residency on Parker’s first visit to Japan.

Link: J. Parker Valentine at Taka Ishii

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2 Responses to “J. Parker Valentine at Taka Ishii”

  1. yadokari Says:

    wow, I’m sure a whole lot of people in kyoto appreciated this doozy of a head scratcher

  2. josephiklein Says:

    i certainly enjoy a natural human interest rooted in dry tradition.

    saved me a plane ticket i cannot afford. thanks contemporary

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