Maija Peeples-Bright | Troy Chew

2441 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sep 13, 12 PM - 6 PM — ends Oct 31, 2020
[By Appointment]

Maija Peeples-Bright: beautiFOAL
Parker Gallery is proud to present its first solo exhibition with legendary Funk and Nut artist Maija Peeples-Bright. The works on view range from 1964 to 2020, surveying over fifty-five years of highly inventive paintings, sculptures and works on paper that take the animal kingdom as its primary subject. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s first comprehensive monograph, featuring nearly two hundred color illustrations and newly commissioned essays by Cat Kron and Michael Duncan.

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Troy Chew: Fuck the King's Horses and All the King's Men
The exhibition includes a suite of three works from the artist’s new Three Crowns series, which represent exuberantly embellished gold tooth crowns, studded with diamonds and primary-colored gemstones. Three Crowns (8) is a multigenerational family portrait, featuring the artist, his father and grandfather proudly showing off their gold fronts, framed within the outline of a tooth. Three Crowns (7) and Three Crowns (9) include portraits of celebrated Hip-hop stars flashing elaborate grills and prehistoric jawbones revealing primitive dental hardware, a reference to the ancient practice adorning teeth with jewels in affluent communities. This juxtaposition provides a surprising social history of cosmetic dentistry.

Sunday, September 13th, 12–6pm

September 15–October 31, 2020 by appointment only