Parker Ito, PII, 2018

Parker Ito

PREVIEW: Thursday 27 September, 7-9pm
EXHIBITION: 28 September – 17 November
OPENING TIMES: Thursday – Saturday, 11am-6pm or by appointment

Primary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Parker Ito, entitled “PII”. As part of the exhibition, a limited edition book published in collaboration with Landfill Editions will be available.

“Where to begin? I suppose with the fact that Parker Ito is currently not doing interviews. Those who’ve followed his practice (and perhaps even those who haven’t) might interpret this as a somewhat surprising turn. After all, young Ito never shied away from provocative declarations broadcast across an array of platforms and through a number of highly stylized personas. Some of these guises eventually became formalized as visual motif, joining the other surrogates, doubles, stand-ins, and refracted self-reflections (physical, artistic, allegorical, and otherwise) that densely populate his work. My favorite incarnation remains the knightly Parker Cheeto, overseen by attendant parrots, seemingly exhausted by the Sisyphean task of envisioning an exhibition so unwieldy it had to colonize multiple spaces across cities and continents …”

Franklin Melendez (full text can be read here).

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