PABLO GARCIA: FLAT

February 8 – March 2, 2014

Opening Saturday February 8, 7PM

 

Press release

“I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.” –Edwin A. Abbott, Opening lines to Flatland (1884)

The world is flat. Perhaps that sounds ridiculous these days, but consider the depth contained in two dimensions. After all, we now ingest our world through images on flat screens. This is not a deficit to denounce. Instead, marvel at the richness possible in limited dimensionality: Implied depth through perspectival clues, modeling forms with light and shadow, and oblique viewing angles. A site-specific image can both flatten the real world and extract dimensions from the image. The long, narrow, and subterranean space of NOVELLA Gallery offers an opportunity to experiment in two dimensions; to celebrate our flat world.

—Pablo Garcia

 

PABLO GARCIA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Trained as an architect, Pablo’s recent work has evolved from design-for-hire to internationally exhibited artworks, provocations and research studies. Previously, Pablo has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Parsons School of Design, and The University of Michigan. From 2004-2007, he also worked as an architect and designer for Diller Scofidio + Renfro. He holds architecture degrees from Cornell and Princeton Universities.

 

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install01_v2In this photo: Final Approach (on floor), Catoptriscapes (far wall projection), Incident Angles (on right wall)

 

install05From left: Chartres Cathedral, France, from iPhone Panoramas Series; Memento Mori (after Holbein); Catoptriscapes (projection); Utah Teapots (on floor); Incident Angles (on right wall).

 

-7Still from Catoptriscapes, 2013

 

install02Final Approach (2012, printed 2014), Archival Inkjet Print mounted on DiBond Aluminum. 6″x120″

 

 

install04aUtah Teapots, 2014

 

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install06Incident Angles Photo Series (2008-2013), Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

 

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PABLO_GARCIAIncident Angles, London (Piero della Francesca), 2009, Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

 

-8Incident Angles, Copenhagen, 2010

 

-9Incident Angles, Copenhagen (Hammershøi) 2010

 

install08 iPhone Panoramas Series, Milan, (2013-2014)

 

install09iPhone Panoramas, Chartres Catherdral, France, (2013-2014)

 

install10bMemento Mori (after Holbein), 2008

 

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