Steven Parrino at The Power Station
Craftsman : Steven Parrino
Scene : The Power Station, Dallas
Display Title : Moving on Graves
Date : April 5 – June 16, 2017
Parrino comes to painting at the season of its passing in the 1980s. He creates seriously reductive works of art. Dark monochromes (painted with 'one-shot' sign-painters finish) that he mishapes and mutilates into bi-results of framed material. Canvas is unstapled, collapsed and restretched without a thorough or definitive story. He purposefully maintains a strategic distance from "melodramas" and "dream." Rather, he diminishes the structure of painting to the status of gear (according to Heidegger, not only a specifc instrument, but rather a framework (Parrino would call it a "dark framework") of apparatuses that are all in all put to utilize), clinging to its materiality through a routine with regards to connected twisting. Entropy enriched with shape.
Steven Parrino was conceived in 1958 in New York, and kicked the bucket in 2005 in New York. He got his A.A.S. in 1979 from SUNY Farmingdale, New York, and his B.F.A. in 1982 from Parson's School of Outline, New York. Parrino's work has been shown in significant displays the world over including the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2000); Ludwig Exhibition hall, Köln (2000); Contemporanea, Milan (2001); Nuremberg Gallery, Germany (2002); The Swiss Organization, New York (2002); Historical center of Contemporary Craftsmanship, Tokyo (2003); Le Consortium, France (2004); Historical center of Current Workmanship, Frankfurt (2005); P.S.1 Contemporary Craftsmanship Center, New York (2005); and Yerba Buena Community for Expressions of the human experience, San Francisco (2006). Late solo shows incorporate Massimo De Carlo Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2000); "Leave/Dull Matter," FriArt, Switzerland (2002); "Steven Parrino Recordings 1979-Exhibit," Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland (2002); Massimo DeCarlo Arte Contemporanea, Milano Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris (2003); "A Review (curated by Fabrice Stroun)," Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2005-07); Palais De Tokyo, France (2007) (curated by Fabrice Stroun and Marc-Olivier Wahler); "Destined to Be Wild: Hommage a Steven Parrino," Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2009); and "Steven Parrino: Armleder, Barré, Buren, Hantaï, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni," Gagosian Exhibition, Paris (2013).