Parker Ito, A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night
We had dinner with an avid art collector the other night. He took us to see an installation of Parker Ito‘s work that is supported by the Chateau Shatto before dinner. This particular exhibit is a singular installation in an empty space. He called the installation A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night.
Not sure how to describe this installation. It is essentially like being in an artists mind. The installation is only 70% done as there are cell phone tree towers and painted floors en route. Parker also comes daily to change it up. The mind is always moving.
On one hand it is quite an undertaking. On the other hand it is someone who is trying to figure out exactly what he is trying to create. The exhibit should be sold as a unit but they are actually selling it off in pieces. Not sure why but obviously the artist gave them the nod to do that.
The pictures don’t do the installation justice. It is just a huge work in motion. The paintings are double sided. Painted on one side and then a small frame set inside the painting in the back with a completely different theme. There are lights strung everywhere. Strips of carpets abound. Pottery painted and randomly placed. Even singular shoes thrown in locations.
All and all quite a lot of take in. If you are in downtown LA, absolutely worth checking it out.