Collection: Carolanna Parlato

Brooklyn-based artist Carolanna Parlato explores the potential of color and shape on canvas. Gelatinous blobs ooze and flow creating a molded plasticity; contours of hand drawn and poured shapes remain legible beneath the smooth topmost layers. While purely abstract, the works’ free-flowing forms and sensual shapes bring to mind landscapes or bodies. Parlato raises questions about the nature of popular culture that streams between synthetic plasticity and organic naturalism. Her paintings have been written about in Art in America, The Boston Globe,, ArtNews, Two Coats of Paint, The New Criterion and The Brooklyn Rail. Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at the Islip Art Museum, the Phatory (NYC) and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in NYC. Parlato’s paintings are included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, ArtBank, the US Deptartment of State, Public Art for Public Schools in NYC, the Islip Art Museum, Pfizer Inc. and several private collections.