Pop, outsider art, comic books, graffiti art, and other influences are blended in the striking paintings of Erik Parker. Mary Boone Gallery currently has a new show from the artist, titled “New Mood.” The artist is able to offer a mix of formats and approaches in this collection, from his widely known canvas works to his multi-layered “pyramids” and “plank paintings.” Parker was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
A statement offers some insight into the pyramids, which are “a hallucinatory postcard view of Giza”: “The conspicuous stone courses are rendered as bands of interspersed painted and collaged elements. Tanks, aliens, Rasta men, clouds, Shirley MacLaine, hi-fi stereos, vines, waves, Miss Piggy, and Mr. Potato Head, all make an appearance in these captivating sub-narratives. Each pyramid too is emblazoned with its title: Feelin Lucky, Hood Wink, Shake Down, phrases that have become part of the contemporary global vernacular.”
The show runs through April 21. See more works from the show below.