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Artist-in-Residence

Jorge Pardo

IN STUDIO

Monday, June 12, 2017 through
Saturday, June 17, 2017

ON EXHIBIT

Monday, June 12, 2017 through
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jorge Pardo

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.

WORK

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.

Season Finale: Jorge Pardo

JUN17

Saturday
5pm to 9pm