Edition of 10 *Unframed Signed and Numbered Digital C-Prints Available in 20 in. x 30 in. and 12 in. x 18 in.
Photograph features Parker Day.
Parker Day’s preoccupation with identity performance began at an early age. She spent her childhood in her father’s comic book shop in San Jose, CA where underground comix, like those by R. Crumb, were forbidden to her. She didn’t dare open them but she’d catch glimpses of the covers and her imagination would run wild, filling in the characters’ personalities and what their stories might be. At home she’d play elaborate games of dress up to inhabit new roles and pose for her mom’s 35mm camera. She requested her own camera and would craft secret worlds populated by Barbies and stuffed animals to capture on film.
Parker Day began shooting ICONS in July, 2015. Images from the series have been featured in The New Yorker, Juxtapoz, Vice, i-D, Italian Vogue and Dazed. Although selections from ICONS have appeared in international media and group shows, Superchief Gallery LA had the honor of being the first to present the series in its entirety. Following the smashing success of her solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery LA, we were thrilled to bring Parker and the complete ICONS series to Superchief Gallery NY, which opened on March 4th 2017.