Monday, April 12, 2010

RGB Forever - Opening reception this Friday, 6-10 pm

Exhibition dates: April 15- May 15, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, April 16, 2010, 6-10pm

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery is pleased to present RGB Forever, Parker Ito's first solo exhibition. The title refers to RGB color space, an additive color mode viewed on all computer screens in which red, green and blue, combine to create over 16 million different colors. RGB is also Ito’s metaphor for new mindsets and attitudes about contemporary culture that have emerged out of the pervasiveness of the Internet. For Ito, the Internet is an abyss of readymade artifacts open for excavation, interpretation, and reclamation. In the Backroom Gallery, he will present painting and video works in which Internet ephemera salvaged from both high and low Web culture is translated into new forms.

Curated by Katie Hood Morgan

Parker Ito lives and works in Berkeley, CA. Recently his work was exhibited at Roots and Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Chicago, and in New Wave, the Internet Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale. He also showed work in for the 10th Lyon Biennale. He is co-curator of the online exhibition series Serial Chillers in Paradise at Visit his website at

Support for this project is provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Grant Program.