Jorge Pardo

March 23 - April 28, 2007

537 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 6–8 pm

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculptures and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Jorge Pardo.

This new body of work continues Pardo's interest in collapsing the boundaries of art, architecture and design through the appropriation of domestic architectural elements, which he transforms into seductive yet practical sculptures. On view will be temperature-controlled wine credenzas that can store over 100 bottles in a delicate honeycomb interior; intricately carved clocks; and groupings of colorful hanging lamps with seaweed-like tendrils. The new paintings, which are silk-screen on unprimed linen, take on a playful, sculptural form with draped garlands and floral appliqués.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1963, Jorge Pardo has exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Basel and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and several site-specific installations including the lobby and bookstore for the Dia Center for the Arts, and his own bar, The Mountain, in Los Angeles' Chinatown. This is Pardo's seventh solo exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery.

The exhibition will open on Friday, March 23, with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m., and will remain on view through Saturday, April 21. Friedrich Petzel Gallery is located at 537 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. For further information, please contact the gallery at info@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    Jorge Pardo
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled
    2007
    Silkscreen on unprimed linen, inkjet on canvas, polyester shantung
    106.3 x 82.68 x 2 inches
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    Untitled (set of 5 hanging lamps)
    2007
    Screenprinted polycarbonate, lighting fixture
    Diameter: 21 x 55 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 21 x 16 x 5.5 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Leather dye on MDF, corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 22 x 16.5 x 2.5 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 14 x 12 x 8 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 19 x 16 x 5.5 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Leather dye on MDF, corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 21 x 23.5 x 2 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Various dimensions
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 14 x 12 x 9 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 20 x 17 x 7 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Leather dye on MDF, corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Various dimensions
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Walnut, corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Approximately 23 x 16 x 2 inches
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    Untitled (clock)
    2007
    Leather dye on MDF, corrugated cardboard, plexiglas, clock mechanism
    Various dimensions
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    Untitled (wine credenza)
    2007
    Walnut laminated birch ply, particle board, foam insulation, cooling unit, brass
    26 x 92 x 18 inches
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© Jorge Pardo, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and the authors

ISBN: 978-1-888708-29-5