If you are looking for a dazzling display of art and design, head to SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, where Jorge Pardo is having his solo exhibition JP@SCAD. Pardo is a Cuban-born artist who explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture, transforming familiar objects into artworks with multiple meanings and purposes. He is also the SCAD deFINE ART 2023 honoree, which means he was be celebrated for his contributions to contemporary art at the annual SCAD deFINE ART event in March 2023.
In this exhibition of new work, Pardo places familiar, everyday items within the formal setting of the art space, transforming their quotidian uses within a grand installation that reflects the power of aesthetic principles to inform our thinking and behavior. Some of the elements in his exhibit are hand-blown glass pendant lamps that are suspended from the museum ceiling and scattered in a glowing spectrum that spans more than 100 feet, and a new large-scale textile that collages a singular image from previous paintings into a monumental digital print presented on a massive table assembled from wood panels that have been intricately carved in abstract patterns based on mangrove roots.
The exhibition runs until July 17th. For more information click here. Don’t miss this chance to experience the art and design of Jorge Pardo!