An exhibition by the Mexico-based Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo comprising paintings and large-scale chandeliers. The installation is conceived by the artist to explore light’s potential as a means of shaping our experience of architecture, while creating an immersive visual spectacle during winter’s darkest months.
Celebrated for his use of vibrant colours, eclectic patterns, natural and industrial materials, and craftsmanship and computer-aided production, Pardo, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, has since the 1990s questioned distinctions between fine art, architecture and design. Characterised by its fluidity between genres, his diverse work ranges from sculptures and murals to home furnishings and even entire buildings and public spaces.
The exhibition will feature seven unique chandeliers, ranging in scale from 1 to 1.7 metres tall, suspended at various heights throughout the first-floor gallery of Wharf Road. While distinct in terms of their materials, colour and texture, the chandeliers share certain natural forms – including those derived from the gallery’s canalside garden and the verdant jungle landscape of Mérida, Mexico, where the artist lives and works. In addition, new paintings made of layers of laser-cut birch wood and MDF, perforated and painted to give an indication of landscapes partially veiled by moiré-like interference patterns, will be displayed in the ground-floor gallery.
|Duration||02 February 2018 - 24 March 2018|
|Times||Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm|
|Venue||Victoria Miro (Wharf Road)|
|Address||16 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW|
|Contact||/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.victoria-miro.com|