https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/adam-pendleton-untitled-giant-not-scale Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
$($20 adult, $18 senior, $13 student, under 18 free)
On the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade
Free and open to the public
Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residence Adam Pendleton sheds light on forgotten history – or disrupts established histories by building new potential associations. His multifaceted projects, which include painting, collage, film, and publishing, re-contextualize historical and theoretical positions on abstraction, Blackness, and the avant-garde. Pendleton creates collages from material found in books and from his own drawings and paintings, silk-screening them onto sheets of transparent film. In this work, the artist features a photocopied image of a carved figure taken from a book, transferred onto a clear sheet, and set against a painted surface of circle and squares. By using this strategy of collage and juxtaposition, a figure several times removed from its source, the artist is creating a new visual language of cultural encounter and association.