PABLO GARCIA: FLAT

February 8 – March 2, 2014

Opening Reception – Saturday, February 8, 7PM

 

For immediate 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.

http://pablogarcia.org

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  Final Approach  (2012, printed 2014), Archival Inkjet Print mounted on DiBond Aluminum. 6 x 120 inches

Final Approach (2012, printed 2014), Archival Inkjet Print mounted on DiBond Aluminum. 6 x 120 inches

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

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

  Memento Mori (after Holbein) , 2008

Memento Mori (after Holbein), 2008

 Still from  Catoptriscapes , 2013

Still from Catoptriscapes, 2013

  Utah Teapots , 2014

Utah Teapots, 2014

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

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

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

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

  Incident Angles , Copenhagen, 2010, Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

Incident Angles, Copenhagen, 2010, Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

  Incident Angles , Copenhagen (Hammershøi), 2010, Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

Incident Angles, Copenhagen (Hammershøi), 2010, Archival Inkjet Prints on Photo Rag Baryta Paper

  iPhone Panoramas   Series , Milan, (2013-2014)

iPhone Panoramas Series, Milan, (2013-2014)