Jorge Pardo's immersive exhibition poetically conjures the artist's own history and biography, including his childhood memories as a Cuban refugee, processed with his family at MDC's Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, which now houses the museum. This site-specific installation features a new series of quasi-abstract drawings along with modernist chairs, custom-fabricated chandeliers, and a carpet designed by the artist in MOAD's expansive Skylight Gallery. Pardo's new drawings, created for this exhibition, meld family photos, historic photos of the Freedom Tower, and a vast array of other images into abstractions of pulsing color and form, while still occasionally revealing their representational sources. Pardo has compared the montage of source images in his drawings to the process of assimilation undergone by immigrants to a new land. He views his works as analogous to his own hybrid or "mongrel" condition, existing between cultural, ethnic, or racial identities.
Entrada actualizada el el 13 oct de 2021