DECEMBER 2018 + JANUARY 2019 | GALLERY 81435

Visceral adj.

1. Relating to, situated in, or affecting the viscera 
     1a. Viscera pl.n. Collectively, internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities, such as the liver, heart or stomach
2. Being or arising from impulse or sudden emotion rather than from thought or deliberation

Katy Parnello's newest collection, Visceral grew from a desire to create space for her family.  Realizing on a deeper level the importance of environment, she created a comforting and inspiring room that provides strength, support and a reminder of what is possible.  Her stand alone pieces can be hung on walls or incorporated into the architecture of a building to further support and encourage the sensory experience of life.

Katy Parnello first premiered her Electroliers, intricately designed wood wall hangings with incandescent lights, in July 2014.  What began as a boutique collection of functional art pieces has grown into large scale creations such as doors, full ceiling chandeliers and custom wall installs in restaurants, hotels and homes.  Whether large or small, her pieces celebrate the life and spirit of the wood.  Each piece silently evolves a space into a charged, beautiful, sexy and serene sanctuary, the type of room where you will desire to remain.