BRUCE PARKER

TALES BEYOND EYE CONTACT

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May 20th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to present Tales Beyond Eye Contact, our first solo show with English artist Bruce Parker.

 

Blending nostalgia with themes bordering both the grotesque and the hilarious, Parker’s work explores the collective pop-consciousness through painted and layered cutouts. Debuting nine handsomely crafted works of cartoonish delight, Parker’s style is equal parts alluring, accessible, and disconcerting. Outside of his conceptual ability, however, is the aptitude of his execution; Bruce’s seamless and smooth quality of line is truly something to behold. His rich use of bright yet entirely unified color is dazzling, holding your attention like a Saturday morning Hanna Barbera supplement.

 

Noting that, at times, his pieces may have serious undertones, Parker states that his intention is for the work to always look fun. The general positivity of the piece allows the artist to smile, even in vulnerability, just as the characters he creates smirk from their oozing environments.

 

Tales Beyond Eye Contact is Bruce Parker’s debut solo feature with Arch Enemy Arts, while previously being shown in every Small Wonders Show since 2015.

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

 

Bruce's TALES BEYOND EYE CONTACT exhibition will be on view from May 20th - June 12th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of June 20th, unless other arrangements have been made.

All items marked with a red dot have been sold.
Payment plan options are available.

Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Cleo and Mac Return" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 15" x 22" $1100 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"I Hope This Is The Right Way" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 15" x 16" $850 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Wounded" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 12" x 14" $600 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Where To Next?" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 12" x 12" $450 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Surf and Turf Medley" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 14.5" x 13" $600 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Look Away" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 11.5" x 11" $450 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Must Get Taller #1" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 5" x 9" $150 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Must Get Taller #2" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 5" x 9" $150 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Must Get Taller #3" (2022) acrylic and ink on handcut and layered MDF 5" x 9" $150 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all works marked with a red dot have been sold.

Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Why Do Cows Wear Bells?" (2022) acrylic & ink on cut & layered wood 14.5" x 15.5" $600 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Adventure, Lost" (2019) acrylic & ink on hand cut wood 12 x 10.5" $200 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Taste, Taste, Taste" (2016) acrylic & ink on cut handcut wood 11 x 11" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Duty & Distraction" (2017) acrylic & ink on cut wood 8 x 8" $150

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Where Was I?" (2021) acrylic & ink on cut wood 10.5" x 12" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"If in Doubt" (2021) acrylic & ink on cut wood 4" x 12" $200 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Take Care" (2021) acrylic & ink on cut wood 11.5" x 12" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Get Lost" (2021) acrylic & ink on cut wood 12" x 11.5" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Nostalgink Kid #7" (2021) acrylic & ink on wood 10.5" x 11.5" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Let's Go Philly" (2020) acrylic & ink on cut & layered wood 12" x 10" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Mac The Rabbit" (2020) acrylic & ink on cut & layered wood 8.5" x 6" $100 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Lady Somnabula Returns" (2020) acrylic & ink on cut & layered wood 11.5" x 11" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Dreams and Admin" (2020) acrylic & ink on cut & layered wood 7" x 6" $100 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Eye Contact" (2015) acrylic & ink on wood 11.5 x 11.5" SOLD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Lady Somnambula" (2019) acrylic & ink on hand cut wood 12 x 7" $200 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"New Dimensions" (2019) acrylic & ink on hand cut wood 9 x 9" $200 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"The Great Leader" (2019) acrylic & ink on hand cut wood 7 x 7.5" $200 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"One Night at Nuevo Grande" (2019) acrylic and ink on handcut wood 20 x 20" $600 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Being Seen" (2017) acrylic & ink on cut wood 8 x 8" $150

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Madame Ommeta" (2017) acrylic & ink on cut wood 8 x 8" $150

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"Take, Take, Take" (2016) acrylic & ink on cut handcut wood 11 x 11" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker "Melt, Melt, Melt" (2016) acrylic & ink on cut handcut wood 11 x 11" $250 USD

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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker

"More Eye Contact" (2016) acrylic & ink on wood 11 x 12" $350 USD

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