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Erik ParkerFull Coverage (2000–2024)May 1st - Jun 15th 2024

Ross + Kramer is pleased to present Erik Parker’s latest solo exhibition, entitled Full Coverage, at the gallery’s Miami Beach location. The exhibition will open on May 1, 2024 and will be on view through June 15, 2024.

Erik Parker (b. 1968, Stuttgart, Germany) is a visual artist known for his meticulously rendered, bright, and highly saturated canvases containing organized visions of chaos. Parker’s work, which is at once structured and lawless, reimagines traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. Including work from 2000–2024, Full Coverage places the artist’s early work in company with a selection of more recent paintings, giving the viewer a comprehensive image of Parker’s oeuvre. These hypnagogic works draw inspiration from a plethora of American subcultures—including psychedelia, underground comics, and hip hop—as well as artists such as Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Roy Lichtenstein. While different techniques are combined across Parker’s tondos, portraits, planks, and pyramids, his distinct pictorial style is consistently preserved.

Parker attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied under Peter Saul, before receiving an MFA from Purchase College in New York. He has held solo exhibitions worldwide at CAC Málaga (Málaga, Spain), Mary Boone Gallery (New York, NY), The Fort Worth Modern Art Museum (Fort Worth, TX), and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT), among numerous others. Notable, Parker was included in the first Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1 in 2000. His works are held in esteemed collections worldwide, including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, CAC Málaga, the Brooklyn Museum, the Hall Art Foundation, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Full Coverage will be on view May 1–June 15, 2024 at Ross + Kramer Miami Beach. The gallery is located at 1910 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 and is open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm. 

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1910 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FLPhotography courtesy of Zachary Balber
Your Welcome, 2003Oil, acrylic, felt tip pen and glitter on canvas48 x 32 in.
Half Made Man, 2007Mixed Media on canvas90 x 78 in.
Black Jack, 2021Acrylic and collage on canvas78 x 12 in. (each)
Ain't all good, 2001Acrylic on linen96 x 72 x 2 in.
New Mauritius Bay, 2012Acrylic on canvas72 x 54 in.
Excessive Charm, 2006Mixed media drawing including acrylic, colored pencil and foam paint, on black wove paper22 x 30 in.
Oh Shit, 2006Acrylic, crayon colors and painted fluorescent on paper30x40 in.
Edge Water, 2024Acrylic on canvas40 in.
Nice Try, 2022Acrylic and collage on canvas72 x 72 in.
Hippy Hollow, 2022Acrylic and collage on canvas84 x 84 in.
Advisor, 2024Acrylic and collage on canvas45 x 40 in.
Grid Lock, 2007Acrylic on canvas48 x 36 in.
Space Chase, 2006Oil and acrylic on canvas84 x 60 in.
Flush, 2020Acrylic and collage on canvas84 x 12 in.
Move the Crowd, 2001Acrylic on linen96 x 72 x 2 in.
Drama, 2008Acrylic on linen60 x 50 in.
Morbid Angels, 2004Mixed media on paper36½ x 21 in.
Codextuals, 2006Acrylic, pastel, marker and foil on paper30 x 36 in.
I'm America, 1999Mixed media on paper22 x 30 in.
Reset, 2024Acrylic and collage on canvas36 x 48 in.
Sure Bet, 2023Acrylic and collage on canvas84 x 106 in.
Art Power, 2000Mixed media on paper50 x 36¼ in.
Happy Too, 2024Acrylic on canvas48 x 36 in.
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