installation A Deicate Balance

A Delicate Balance, 2015 l acrylic and modelling paste on canvas l 64" x 84"

“In the largest piece in the show, A Delicate Balance (2015)Parlato establishes a strong grid formatting for her bunches of brushstrokes, which has the effect of an implied painterly codex of expressionist “types”: an index of the lyrical that prove the artist isn’t simply playing salon games. Her compartmentalization of expressive figures is a language she intentionally re-arranges in order to explore the possibilities of syntactical harmonies, counterpoised in both hue and gesture. “ – The Brooklyn Rail