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Joey Parlett
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: When I draw, I clock in my time on hand-made time sheets. Recording the time helps to demystify the creative process and reminds me of my midwestern, blue-collar upbringing. Working daily, regardless of whether I’m “inspired” or not, has become a ritual, a repetitive way to create purpose. I make my drawings and my time sheets out of simple materials: paper, ink, and a vintage date stamp. Images are then created and built up over time, out of thousands of small repetitive marks. I work in series, often pretty large (22 x 30inches), using a traditional quill and ink, graphite or a Pilot P-700 pen on 140lb hot press watercolor paper. My “Landscapes” use a combination of source material from public image archives like The Library of Congress, my own photography and location drawing. Observing, drawing and mildly abstracting the photos breaks down the content, making them less about specific places and more about mark making, transformation, and texture. My series of “Space” drawings include photos pulled from the NASA archives and vintage books about Astronomy. Dense, textured, high-contrast images of planetary surfaces are some of the results. Making multiples (I make limited edition books of my drawings), re-using my past work, and even recycling my drawing materials (I re-box, relabel and re-sell my used pens as an ongoing series) are all part of my obsession with efficiency. Thus, no time working is ever lost.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Group Exhibitions

2014
Breathless, Rush Gallery with House of the Nobleman, New York, NY

2013
You Are My Sunshine, Associated Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Session One, Pocket Utopia, New York, NY
There’s a moon in the sky, and it’s called the moon, featured artist at Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
Framed & undecided, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Paper VernaculAr, with House of the Nobleman, Cutlog Art Fair, New York, NY
Why so serious?, Weeknights, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Magic Show, Launch Pad, Brooklyn, NY
NURTUREart Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY
This and This, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Souvenir, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Imaginary Friends, Brave New Worlds, Philadelphia, PA

2011
48 Hours, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Dividing Light Measuring Darkness, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
Cordially Yours, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (Mark Wagner Solo), Collaboration Works, Pavel Zoubok, New York, NY
Fake Cigarettes and Riff Raff, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Birdsong Print Show, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

2010
First Exit to Brooklyn, Apartment Show curated by Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY
CloseUp , Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2009
NY Art Book Fair (with X-ing Books) , P.S. 1 Brooklyn, NY
Red Dot Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2008
The Brooklyn Rail Silent Art Auction, Pace Wildenstien Gallery, New York, NY
The Fine Line, Front Room Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Excuses, Champion Coffee, Brooklyn, NY ( SOLO )

2007
One Size Fits All (Collaboration with J. Morrison), Printed Matter New York, NY
NY Art Book Fair (Collaboration with J. Morrison), Former DIA building New York, NY

2006
When the World was Flat, A Print Show Parish Hall Gallery, Cleveland OH
Late, Flakey, Vain, Selfish, and Sorry, Parish Hall Gallery, Cleveland, OH ( two person show )
Commercial/Art, Gallery 1300, Cleveland, OH

Collections
2009
Museum of Modern Art, Library Collection, New York, NY
2008
Collection of Phong Bui, Brooklyn Rail Founding Editor

Bibliography
2012 Chicken Livers and Jojos Feb 2012, velcro shoe books, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Chicken Livers and Jojos May 2011, velcro shoe books, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Whitey on the Moon Book 1, velcro shoe books, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Agriculture Reader Issue 3, x-ing books, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Agriculture Reader Issue 2, x-ing books, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Artist
2009
Bergen Community College Artist Talk, Paramus, NJ

Education
2005
MA Visual Communication Design Kent State University, Kent OH
 








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