Jose Parla, The Founders
Jose Parla, The Founders, was originally created for a 2020 solo show It’s Yours at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. In the months that followed one of New York’s last great pre-pandemic openings, José found himself unable to paint while battling and recovering from a severe case of Covid-19. The work gained profound and renewed significance as the artist reconnected with members of his community during this time – both with those who assisted his recovery and those whose memories he encountered amidst the fever dreams of an induced coma. The result is a work imbued with the fortitude and spirit of José and all those who surround him.