JR & Jose Parlá
Paris-based Street artist JR and Cuban-American José Parlá are bringing their recent collaboration, The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba, to New York’s Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.
The Wrinkles of the City was started by JR in Cartagena, Spain, and has been reprised 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, posting colossal black-and-white portraits of their subjects on the walls of city buildings. 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.
JR / José Parlá: The Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba opens on May 7 and is on view through July 12, 2013 at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.