Monday, June 12, 2017 through
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017 through
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Jorge Pardo received a B.F.A. (1988) from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His paintings, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Lille, France), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2010, Pardo was a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Pardo’s work is included in multiple permanent collections, including the Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art New York, in addition to, multiple permanent installations throughout the world.
Jorge Pardo’s visually alluring work examines the crossing of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Using a broad palette of exuberant colors, multifarious patterns, and a mix of organic and industrial materials, Pardo’s works range from murals to home furnishings to collages to larger-than-life fabrications. Pardo transforms everyday objects into artworks with multiple meanings and purposes, such as the displaying of a set of lamps as both a source of illumination and freestanding sculpture. Working on miniscule and monumental scales, Pardo also treats entire public spaces as blank canvases looking to be transformed; for instance, multicolored tile work to redesign the ground floor of the Dia Art Foundation in New York City; and Tecoh, his most ambitious project to date, which materialized as equal parts house, sculpture, and utopia. Nestled in the northern Yucatán jungle, Pardo combined Mayan culture and modern design, where a sprawling series of buildings, structures, pools and gardens subsumed his life for over six years. Constantly challenging defined aesthetic disciplines and ambits, Pardo engages viewers throughout the world with works consistently questioning distinctions between fine art and design.
MacArthur Fellow and highly acclaimed artist Jorge Pardo will lead an art discussion in the garden to close out our last artist residency of the season. Art, music, drinks and entertainment will make for a fun evening in the garden. -See Resident Artist Jorge Pardo's work from 5-6p-Mingle in the Education Pavilion(music & entertainment) from 6-7p-Listen and engage with Jorge Pardo during his discussion in the garden 7-8p-Art Lounge(art activity, music, and drinks) 8-9p About the Artist: Using a broad palette of vibrant colors, Jorge Pardo's alluring work examines the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Working on minuscule and monumental scales, Pardo treats entire public spaces as blank canvases looking to be transformed. Tecoh is his most ambitious project to date, nestled in the northern Yucatan jungle, where Pardo combined Mayan ruins and modern design creating a sprawling series of buildings, pools, and gardens that question the distinction between fine art and architecture. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >