Sculpture in the Garden 2024

 Current Installation Pending. 

 Previous Exhibits at Landcraft Garden Foundation

2024 Artist: Jorge Pardo  

On View Fridays & Saturdays, June 8, 2024 – October 26,2024

Landcraft Garden Foundation is excited to welcome Jorge Pardo as the 2024 Sculpture in the Garden artist! Read more about his work below.

ABOUT SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN

A hidden gem on the North Fork of Long Island, The Garden at Landcraft Garden Foundation offers four acres of botanical wonder surrounded by nearly ten acres of natural land, open to the public, Fridays and Saturdays between 10 am – 4 pm. The Foundation seeks to activate the artistic community of the North Fork with annual exhibitions that provide opportunities to view sculpture in dialogue with nature – cultivated and uncultivated. The inaugural Sculpture in the Garden series launched in summer 2021 with the work of artist Ned Smyth, curated by Rondinone.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jorge Pardo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1963 and studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Pardo’s artwork explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Employing a broad palette of vibrant colors, eclectic patterns, and natural and industrial materials, Pardo’s works range from murals to home furnishings to collages to larger-than-life fabrications. He often transforms familiar objects into artworks with multiple meanings and purposes, such as a set of lamps displayed as both sources of illumination and as freestanding sculptures, or a sailboat exhibited as both a utilitarian, seaworthy vessel and as a striking obelisk. Working on small and monumental scales, Pardo also treats entire public spaces as vast canvases. Pardo engages viewers with works that produce great visual delight while questioning distinctions between fine art and design.

His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA (2023); Pinacoteca de Estado São Paulo, São Paulo (2019); Hacienda la Rojeña, Tequila, MX (2019); Victoria Miro, London (2018); Petzel, New York (2017); José García, Mérida, MX (2016); David Gill Gallery, London (2015); Musée des Augustins, Toulouse (2014); neugerriemschneider, Berlin (2014); Gagosian Gallery, New York (2010); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010); K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2009); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2007).

His work is part of numerous public collections including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Jorge Pardo has been the recipient of many awards including the MacArthur Fellowship Award (2010); the Smithsonian American Art Museum Lucelia Artist Award (2001); and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1995).

Jorge Pardo currently lives and works in Merida, Mexico and on the North Fork.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Ugo Rondinone’s (b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland) exhibition Burn To Shine is currently being exhibited at Museum San in Wonjuu, Korea (April 6 – September 18, 2024). With over forty works of sculpture, painting, installation, and film featured in the museum’s three main galleries, as well as the Nam June Paik Hall and the outdoor stone garden, BURN TO SHINE offers the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s oeuvre in Korea to date.

Exhibitions of his work have been seen at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York; Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Colombia; Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland; Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark; Tate Liverpool, UK; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

In 2016, Rondinone’s large-scale public work Seven Magic Mountains opened outside Las Vegas, co-produced by the Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art. In 2017, Rondinone curated a city-wide exhibition, “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno,” which was presented in twelve New York non-profit institutions: Artists Space, High Line Art, Howl! Happening, Hunter College Art Galleries, the Kitchen, New Museum, Red Bull Arts New York, Rubin Museum of Art, SkyArt, Swiss Institute, White Columns and 80WSE Gallery. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: Esther Schipper, Berlin; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome; SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Belvedere 21, Vienna; Galerie Krobath, Vienna; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; and the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Rondinone lives and works in New York City and Mattituck.

Sculpture in the Garden is made possible by Jorge Pardo, Landcraft Environments, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Contact us today if you are interested in contributing to Sculpture in the Garden 2024.