David Gill Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Jorge Pardo, his first solo show with the gallery and his first in London for seven years. 'Meretricious' features a surreal installation of twelve wall mirrors with sculptural frames invoking the heads of the artist’s favourite critics past and present. Combining abstract beauty and provocative depth, the installation reverberates with multiple dimensions of experience.
Alongside the mirrors, will be a series of cabinets and tables featuring portraits of the artist and his family. Pardo says: “I thought it would be interesting if this show took on the role of a convoluted portraiture machine with all the works having different forms of portraits. The mirrors are portraits of critics, the furniture with portraiture of my family and the tables will have images of me...some of the furniture will also hang from the wall like paintings.”
Like a latter-day Frank Lloyd Wright, Jorge Pardo has devoted himself as an artist to creating entire living environments as well as individual works. Always eager to explore aesthetic possibilities at the intersection of technology and craftsmanship, Pardo was one of the first sculptors of his generation to bring advanced computer technology into the art studio so as to exponentially expand his vision. The result is an exuberant synthesis of technology and thought fashioned into colourful sequences and combinations of life-enhancing objects of reflection.