JDJ presents a curated installation at NADA New York 2023, bringing together the work of Barrow Parke and Bea Scaccia.
Both artists imbue their works with a dense layering of pattern, texture, and intricate detail. The constellation of works on view -- paintings on canvas, hand-woven and hand-embroidered fabric, and works on paper -- thematically focus on the concept of mythmaking and storytelling.
Bea Scaccia, Tints of a dove's neck feathers, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 24 x 24 in
Barrow Parke, Fire of the Jaguar, 2023, Acrylic and Embroidery on Hand-Loomed Linen, 33 5/8 x 29 5/8 in
Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke use weaving as the conceptual framework or metaphor through which they filter the world.
Barrow Parke, c:\, 2022, Acrylic on hand-loomed linen, 29 5/8 x 23 3/4 in
Their interest in myth as a dynamic structure that models and is modeled by social organization: that the mythic both reveals something about humans and expresses their creative potential.
All of Barrow Parke's work on view in this installation will be a part of their forthcoming solo museum exhibition at the University of Albany Museum, Albany, NY, opening in August 2023.
Barrow Parke, Yet to be titled (The Universe), 2023, Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper, 18 x 19 in
Barrow Parke, Eccoci, 2022, Colored Pencil and Gouache on Paper, 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 in
Bea Scaccia’s interest in the mythological in her paintings often manifests through her exploration of the tropes of femininity and monstrosity, and the relationship between them.
Bea Scaccia, In a thick, luxurious mass, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 40 x 40 in
Her paintings bring together swirling configurations of images and textures that evoke everything from childhood fairytales, monsters, and animals—visual references to the “animalist” realm where storytelling and imagination, rather than logic, shape the world.
Bea Scaccia, Black as a raven's wing, 2023, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 24 x 24 in
Bea Scaccia, To be titled, 2023, Ink and colored pencil on archival paper, 12 x 9 in
Mark Barrow (b. 1982) and Sarah Parke (b.1981) live and work in New York City. Their work has been recently exhibited at the Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY, Kent State University, Kent, OH, JDJ, Garrison & New York, NY; the Visual Art Center, Summit, NJ, La Capella Cavassa, Saluzzo, Italy; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; White Columns, New York, NY; Le 109, Nice, France; ZERO..., Milan; Galerie Almine Rech, Paris and Brussels.
Bea Scaccia (b. 1978, Frosinone, Italy, lives and works in New York. Her work has recently been exhibited at Sargent's Daughters, Los Angeles, CA, JDJ, New York, NY, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, NY, The Center for the less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome and Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome. Her work is included in several public and private collections, including the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and the Portland Museum of Art.