Superchief Gallery Miami is proud to announce itself as the next destination for Parker Day's POSSESSION series and solo exhibition! These larger-than-life, hyper-colorful photographic portraits dance around the edges, expanding a world of characters who could only have sprung from the mind of Parker Day.  

In POSSESSION, Day magnifies corporeal experience through a funhouse mirror. When the distinct meanings of "reality" and "fantasy" erode into insignificance, we may begin to see how our own perceived limitations are mutable as we perceive unity between ourselves and others. This new series asks: "What does it mean to possess a body? Do you identify with ‘your' body? Regardless of what body we possess, do we share common human experiences, as well as feelings of potentiality and limitation?"

Parker Day's series of 100 character portraits, ICONS, which debuted at Superchief Gallery LA in January 2017, set the stage for Day's exploration of the malleability of identity. Where that body of work focused on how costuming informs identity, POSSESSION identifies the body as our primary costume. Universal aspects of incarnate existence are explored through a diverse set of individuals posed in a similar way, underscoring the connection among all who inhabit bodies.

Bondage Sean Powell

The POSSESSION monograph, published by Not A Cult, will be available at the Superchief Gallery Miami opening.

In the foreword by our very own Juxtapoz Editor in Chief, Evan Pricco says, “To art direct, paint, set and costume design and then photograph each character is ambitious, to make a series look so uniform but with so much individual attention has made Parker Day one of the most exciting photographers of the new century. I've walked into group shows with Day's work and was immediately drawn into the ‘glow' that her photographs possess. Her actors are like deviant royalty. They have power and a certain kind of excess that is usually given to Ladies and Lords of a faraway time. And perhaps that is why the work is so intoxicating: it changes our perceptions of power and ownership.”

Juicy Hannah Casillas

The Superchief Miami POSSESSION exhibition features a photo-booth where guests can pose in a colorful set designed by Parker Day while being photographed with their friends for social media.

The May 17th opening will feature a DJ dance party, and SFX makeup artists on hand to perfect the look for guests ready for their close-ups. Parker will speak about her art in a talk moderated by Superchief Gallery co-founder and director, Ed Zipco, at a VIP preview taking place at Soho House in South Beach for club members, followed by a cocktail hour and VIP preview of the exhibition before it opens to the public.