Franklin Parrasch and Christopher Heijnen opened Parrasch Heijnen in January 2016 with a program guided by a conscious reflection upon the process of creativity as related to human evolution. The gallery's inaugural exhibition, Ken Price Sculpture: A Career Survey, 1961-2008, defined the vision for our aesthetic and approach.
The lens through which Parrasch Heijnen contextualizes the work of the artists we partner with is based on historical precedents as well as the intergenerational exchange of energy and ideas. The gallery explores contemporary undercurrents while pairing like-spirited material from a variety of periods in contexts designed to bend preconceptions. Using a wide-range of media, the artists we champion engage in conceptual dialogue surrounding cultural and sociopolitical issues to depict the human experience.
Parrasch Heijnen resides in a freestanding 1920s bowstring truss building located across from the historic landmark Sears Building in East Los Angeles. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am- 6pm as well as by appointment.