Kenton Parker

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    By Any Means Necessary, 2015, Concrete, wood, lucite, rope, paper, metal, plastic
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    By Any Means Necessary, 2015, Concrete, wood, lucite, rope, paper, metal, plastic
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    Room With A View, 2015, Mixed Media
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    Installation view of Room With A View, 2015, Mixed Media
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    Installation view of Room With A View, 2015, Mixed Media
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    Installation view of The World Is Yours, 2015, Acrylic and colored pencil on panel, planter pots, 113 × 101.6 cm / 44 1/2 × 40 in and Catching A Ride On A Shooting Star, Be Back Real Soon, 2015, Acrylic and graphite on panel, planter pots, 149.9 × 101.6 cm / 59 × 40 in
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    Everything Counts In Small Amounts, 2015, Acrylic, oil paint, colored pencil, and crayon on canvas, 172.7 × 177.8 cm / 68 × 70 in
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    Can't See The Forest For The Trees, 2015 Acrylic, oil paint, colored pencil, and crayon on canvas 172.7 × 177.8 cm 68 × 70 in
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    When It Rains It Pours, 2015, Acrylic, oil paint, colored pencil, spray paint, and crayon on canvas, 172.7 × 177.8 cm / 68 × 70 in
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    Anouk, 2015, Acrylic, oil paint, colored pencil, and crayon on canvas, 177.8 × 172.7 cm / 70 × 68 in
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    I'll See It When I Believe It, 2015, Acrylic on Paper, 55.9 × 76.2 cm / 22 × 30 in
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    Don't Let Go, 2015, Acrylic, oil paint, and colored pencil on clayboard, 27.9 × 35.6 cm / 11 × 14 in
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    Summer Romance, 2015, Found wood, vintage hand-made birds
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    Summer Romance, 2015, Found wood, vintage hand-made birds
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    This Is Going To Hurt / Love with you is Fun / Her Lil' Lovin' Oven, 2015, Found wood, found lumber, nails, vintage hand-made birds
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    Piss Off, 2015, Found wood, vintage hand-made bird
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    Always Sorry - Flower Shop, 2013, Mixed Media, 243.8 × 121.9 × 142.2 cm / 96 × 48 × 56 in
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    Installation view of Always Sorry - Flower Shop, 2013, Mixed Media, 243.8 × 121.9 × 142.2 cm / 96 × 48 × 56 in
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    Installation view of Always Sorry - Flower Shop, 2013, Mixed Media, 243.8 × 121.9 × 142.2 cm / 96 × 48 × 56 in
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    Alone You Can Go Faster But Together We Can Go Further, 2015, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 25.4 × 20.3 cm / 10 × 8 in
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    Cheremoya, 2015, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 50.8 × 40.6 cm / 20 × 16 in
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b. 1968, Grass Valley, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

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Parker’s work addresses issues of self-improvement, beauty, and masculinity, expressing rebellion against societal pressures to be perfect or successful, while exploring the landscape as a metaphor for the body.

Parker’s studio practice is content driven, full of the charisma and charm of the artist’s personality, and able to tackle any media. Drawing from the psychological underbelly of humanity, Parker’s work develops from crude and witty musings incessantly scribbled on thousands of papers and gathered into an archive. These ideas are then translated into sculpture, painting, installation, videos, and murals. The overall result is a multitude of interpretations that tap into the dark humor of lifetime achievements and disappointments.

Through careful observation of his surroundings and meticulous sourcing, Parker cultivates a perverse ethos, where viewers can get a glimpse into his crude, yet contemplative persona, whose intellect is matched by sexual deviation, marked by his personal experiences navigating the glorious and troubling Los Angeles landscape.

Kenton Parker (b. 1968, Grass Valley, CA) received his BFA from San Diego State University. He has exhibited work internationally, most recently at the Arts Initiative and the SOHO House. Parker is represented by Primary Projects in Miami and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Special thanks to Primary Projects for select installation images.

Exhibitions:

By Any Means Necessary

Complex Decisions

Burst

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