Venue: Misako & Rosen, Tokyo
Exhibition Title: Kuro nori
Date: September 15 – October 13, 2019
Images courtesy of Misako & Rosen, Tokyo
MISAKO & ROSEN is pleased to announce our second exhibition with J. Parker Valentine. J. Parker Valentine was born in Austin Texas in 1980, and is based in Los Angeles.
Valentine’s recent solo and group exhibitions include : Special Interests, KRIEG, Hasselt, Belgium (catalogue), Skin of Paradise, Paul Soto/Park View, Los Angeles (both 2019), Transients in the High Plains, Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf (2018), Pélamide, Barbara Gladstone, Brussels (2017) and Full of Holes, The Juan and Patricia Verges Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016).
Valentine’s work – essentially rooted in drawing – is imbued with a quality that is particularly elusive and difficult to articulate. In the way that certain artworks strongly resist documentation via photography, her practice evades accurate description – both literal and more outlandishly speculative; this, perhaps, because the work is also and essentially engaged with language