Monday, September 21, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recita Hall September 21, 2009
Ian Pedigo currently lives and works in New York City. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and studied in the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He has had solo shows at Rokeby Gallery in London, Cardenas Bellanger in Paris, 65Grand in Chicago, Galleria Pianissimo in Milan, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. His work has been included in-group exhibitions at Peter Blum and D'amelio Terras, New York amongst others. Pedigo's work has been written about in publications including Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, Art News, The New York Times, and Time Out New York amongst others.
“Ian Pedigo quietly commands our attention through his ruggedly elegant assemblages composed of abandoned, everyday materials from plywood and carpet to lighting gels and Plexiglas. The resulting objects, layerings, and piles are approximations of artifacts, symbols, or ruins that utilize the inherent aesthetic qualities of these neglected fragments. Embedded within these artifacts are the traces of history – factory marks, scrapes, scratches, folds and creases – residual evidence of a past now recontextualized and reinterpreted”
Pedigo’s work can be seen at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from September 26 to November 15, 2009.
Attached image: Glacial; 2008; Wood, wool, Plexiglas, plastic sheet; 32 x 78 x 32 inches