SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 6:00 - 9:00PM
MARCH 12TH -APRIL 9TH, 2011
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 7:00- 8:00PM
"I would like to be able to write a book that is only an incipit,
that maintains for its whole duration the potentiality of the
beginning, the expectation still not focused on an object." - Italo
Pablo Guardiola's work references the poetic language found in
everyday objects and the power of context in the creation of meaning.
Through photographic and sculptural metaphors, Guardiola creates new
beginnings, giving new meaning to objects. This exhibition is
structured as a series of incipits - a series of beginnings, much
like the first few words of a text. A series of non stated chapters
that could permutate in multiple ways and reveal possibilities and
potential for displacement, for curiosity, for travel.
Travel is always more of an idea in time and space. "Jet Travel"
explores and reflects upon the idea of how a place is rendered and
the many ways in which travels are styled by discourse. A travelogue,
considered as a simple and universal trope, is ideal to structure a
narrative. A story begins with travel at its most basic level, as a
commonly used trope. But trope is also based on the Greek noun
tropos: "turn, direction, way" or as a verb: "to turn, to direct, to
alter, to change." In these definitions, it proves perhaps to be more
interesting. "Jet Travel" explores these endless turns, stumbling
onto endless potentiality.
PABLO GUARDIOLA lives and works in San Francisco. Guardiola was born
in Puerto Rico. He completed a B.A. in European History at the
University of Puerto Rico in San Juan and an MFA in photography at
the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. He has exhibited his work at
New Langton Arts, Little Tree Gallery, Galeria de la Raza in San
Francisco and at the San Juan Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto
Rico, among many others. He was most recently published in FRESCOS,
50 Artistas Puertoriqueños Menores De 35 (50 Puerto Rican Artists
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