Archive Space Project

Sense of Being

Sense of Being: Drawings by Joseph Parra

Joseph Parra

First Exhibition February 7 – March 6, 2014
Opening Reception at Last Drop: FIRST FRIDAY, February 7, 2014: 5:00PM - 8:00PM

In his exhibition, "Sense of Being", Parra challenges conventional portraiture, expelling the physical features of an individual and exposing layers to reflect the varied constructs of what it is to be human. Exposure and concealment are Parra’s tools when creating his work. This process is carried out via drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpting and painting. Ultimately, these images venture to represent the notion of duplication and reflect on representation as being more than just illusionism.

Joseph Parra received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Painting, Printmaking and Art History. Parra is currently participating in the Fob Holder Program at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA, and recently attended The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program in Woodstock, NY. Parra was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; and the Atelier Artist In Residence Program in New York, NY.