erik parra at johansson projects
aug 14, 2010
erik parra at johansson projects


‘between currencies’
on now until september 11, 2010
johansson projects, oakland california

‘tasting’
6 x 7.5 inches
collage on paper

in his first solo exhibition ‘between currencies’, american artist erik parra examines
the tension between the meticulously cut and the shredded with his juxtaposition of
vintage pop media clippings and multicolored paper cutouts. the tangled layers
of artificiality eminent in both the medium and the message- between black and
white and RGB, history and desire, question the relevance of a search for american
authenticity.


‘cactus garden’
collage on paper


‘spectral dispersion’
9 inch x 6.5 inch
collage on paper


‘ray gun’
5 x 7.5 inches
collage on paper


‘MRE show’
5 x 5 inches
collage on paper


‘untitled’ (ticker tape)
11 x 8.25 inches
collage on paper


‘grasping the structure’ (stripes)
11 x 7.5 inches
collage on paper


‘grasping the structure’ (cube)
11 x 7.5 inches
collage on paper

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