Nice Life Exhibition Reception
Reception for Nice Life exhibition by David Edward Parker, lecturer in graphic design, on display April 6 through May 19 in the Community Gallery at the Octagon Center for the Arts.
Using a limited palette of pine, maple, vinyl, griptape and spray enamel, Parker examines the material language of subculture. The work is an abstract look at the outsiders: skaters, rockers, hippies, artists, stoners, goths, shoegazers… and how they project their identity to outsiders and signal their place within their own community. The work has been limited to four standard sizes referencing how they adorn their bodies and our personal spaces: 6”x 8” pins/patches, 13” x 11” T-shirts, 40” x 40” posters and 40” x 84“ banners.