7 February - 16 July 2017
SCAD Museum of Art presents Roots, an exhibition of recent artworks by SCAD painting alumnus José Parlá that explores the artist's relationships to the rich contexts and experiences that shaped his experience and practice. A Cuban American artist based in Brooklyn, New York, Parlá is known for his paintings, architectural collaborations, sculpture and photography. He spent his formative years immersed in the thriving underground art scene of Miami, Florida's, where the multicultural environment and social processes deeply impacted his perception of urban space. In his practice, Parlá highlights the cultural bonds between communities and the expression thereof.