Jorge Pardo Leaves a Unique, Colorful Impression at the Lux Art InstituteWith a deadline and challenge awaiting him, Jorge Pardo embarked on a residency at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA this summer. According to the Del Mar Times, he gave himself only five days to produce a new piece that would fill his canvas and leave an impression at the institute.
During his time at Lux, Pardo created a 5-foot-by-30-foot scroll work that is covered with silkscreen ink in bright colors such as pinks, purples and oranges.
Instead of finishing the piece, Pardo is empowering children visiting the museum to work on it, too. He will return later this summer to complete it.
Pardo is the creator of Untitled at Aventura Mall -- 96 lamps that hang from the skylight above Fountain Court. The lamps in this site-specific work take the form of butterflies that are alluring, practical, and question the viewer’s definition and expectation of what is considered fine art. Pardo once commented to The New York Times that he hoped the installation would make shoppers stop in their tracks, noting, “A lot of people want to take pictures of themselves in front of the butterflies. In that sense it’s really cool, because it works like a traditional monument.”
Pardo’s work will be on display at the Lux Art Institute, 4550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, through Aug. 5.