STOREFRONT STUDIO RESIDENCIES
Storefront Studio Residencies are informal artist residencies that are organized by residents of Parse Gallery & Artist Situation. These short-term residencies and events occur in the months between PARSE NOLA"s ongoing program in the ground floor gallery space.
Drawing from natural and supernatural elements, Flux Clothing aims to provide ethically sourced, wearable art to humans of many walks and flavors. In reflection of the designer’s character, the pieces combine feminine flair with a “work hard, play hard” attitude.
After several years of unconventional travel and spontaneous adventure, Thistle has fallen with ease into the unique pulse of New Orleans. Her multidimensional work combines music, circus, carpentry, and fashion. There will be live “mannequin” performances Monday, August 24th through Thursday, August 27th.
April 15 & 16, 2016 at 8pm
There is a calculated absurdity to Jan Van Dijk’s work. His paintings are an ode to the folk of the middle ground, expressing in a single piece both profound regret and child-like hope.
Jan’s works give flight to the ordinary. His worthwhile champions are the stumblers, scrabblers and the far-reachers. With tenderness and curious enthusiasm, he assaults our condition, our state of affairs, our better and our worse. Van Dijk’s unique style imbues scenes of ‘more’ or ‘less’ with both an intimacy and a refreshing lack of sentimentality.
KASHINK is one of the few very active female artists in the French graffiti/street art scene.
She lives in Paris, France, and has travelled a lot throughout the world, getting inspiration from many different cultures.
She paints huge four eyed characters, with thick lines, vivid colors, in a very distinctive style.
KASHINK is a surprising person: as most female painters represent female figures, she only paints men, preferably fat and hairy, looking like badass yet sensitive gangsters, alien-looking ogers, or shamans from ancient tribes. Some of them are gay, some of them are killers, some others are both.
She's provocative, creative, constantly challenging. She wears a mustache.
Artistically speaking, her big inspirations are very diverse, such as Gilbert and George, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo or Charles Burns.
Her work has been shown in galleries in many European countries (France, Switzerland, UK, Italy) and also in Canada and California.
The themes she's been treating in her shows are meaningful: the absurdity of social interactions through the theme of masks, the taboo subject of death and the various ways to deal with it especially in the latino culture. Her last solo shows "Gayffiti" and « Paganism » were a real success.
April 15 & 16, 2016 at 8pm
Blenker has been developing and evolving a personal aesthetic in her artistic endeavors since childhood. Growing up outdoors in Northern California, she began engaging in color and texture through pastels, drawings and paintings. She later honed her skills under Kathy Reed at the Lafayette Parish High School Arts Academy in Louisiana, where she learned a solid foundation in design principles and techniques. This heavily influenced her decision to attend Pratt Institute in New York City. After leaving the Institute, she moved back to Louisiana to work with many local musicians, artists, and businesses as a freelance graphic designer. She now lives in Brooklyn, but continues to have deep ties to New Orleans. She spends most of her time painting in the Gowanus neighborhood at her Spaceworks studio and moving through the city embracing the culture