“The anonymity of actions and marks made in a city can amount to an ever-evolving contemporary visual language – the city as text. A name or message on a wall, homeless people, pushing their makeshift homes in a cart, layers of ripped posters, or an old tarp covering a hole, broken subway tiles, erosion on a steel panel in an alleyway filled with trash, all part of our humanity’s anonymous vernacular.” So says José Parlá, the Brooklyn-based painter (and former cover artist, December 2009), who has been making layered and textural painitngs that roots in graffiti since the mid-2000s. Along with a few of his Barnstormer peers, Parlá was able to transform concepts of graffiti into a fine art practice that…

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