Light is like Water, Water is like Light
A group show featuring the works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Enoc Perez and Jorge Pardo Brant-Timonier
205 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, Fl
February 4th - March 14th 2023
Let us consider a space as a box, a box as more than a box. A repository. Ocean. Geological formations. Edifices.
Let us consider their participation:
The ocean, inexorable ebb and flow of replenishment and diminishment, mercurial. The islands on the ocean, steadfast demonstration of luminance, immovable.
The structures on the islands, indication of intent and refusal of impermanence, erected.
Within this controlled environment, a mise en abyme. Not the macrocosm of site- specificity but the microcosm of form with no set specificity. At the center of this amorphousness, a mottle, a constellation which proposes an interplay; the poetics of memory and nostalgia, the intersectional spaces between architecture, painting and installation as an exploration of tactility, texture, and emotive resonance. The works included in this exhibition all function as interlocking devices, which react, respond and alter each other the way currents erode land and transform the topography of a given space.
If we interpret the etymology of ‘haunting’ as an act of the recurring use of a specific pathway for utilitarian purposes, namely by animals, people, ghosts, we may understand these changing currents as a navigational tool to explore and activate the space within the boundaries of the box.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres (b.1957 - d.1996) was born in Guáimaro, Cuba. He referred to himself as American. He began his art studies at the University of Puerto Rico before moving to New York City, where he attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, first in 1981 and again in 1983. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute, New York, in 1983 and his MFA from the International Center of Photography and New York University in 1987. A selected lists of museums which hold his work include: the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dallas Museum of Art; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London;Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Enoc Perez (b.1967) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from Hunter College, both in New York, NY. Perez’s artworks are included in prestigious public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The British Museum, London; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan. Perez currently has a retrospective exhibition at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), San Juan. Perez lives and works in New York, NY.
Jorge Pardo (b.1963) was born in Havana, Cuba in and studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago and received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. 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); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1995). Pardo currently lives and works in Merida, Mexico.