Ian Pedigo

Torch of a Hundred Statues

February 16 - March 25, 2018

Ian Pedigo, Auric Tongue Unburial, 2017-2018 leather, vinyl, rubber, acrylic latex, plaster, stucco, marble dust 38 x 48 inches
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Soar Eyes, 2018 metal, acrylic, shell, wood, plaster, marble dust 14 x 12 x 12 inches, 35.56 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Soar Eyes, 2018 metal, acrylic, shell, wood, plaster, marble dust 14 x 12 x 12 inches, 35.56 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Soar Eyes, 2018 metal, acrylic, shell, wood, plaster, marble dust 14 x 12 x 12 inches, 35.56 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm
Ian Pedigo, Cloudbust Autoist, 2018 aluminum, acrylic latex, metal, wood, plaster, marble dust 10 x 8 x 6 inches, 25.40 x 20.32 x 15.24 cm
Ian Pedigo, Lulling Fluid Lift, 2018 bone, metal, plastic, feathers, abalone, acrylic latex, wood, plaster, marble dust 13 x 5.25 x 8 inches, 33.02 x 13.34 x 20.32 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Attire for Serapis, 2018 wood, fabric, acrylic latex, textile, palster, marble dust 65 x 48 x 25 inches, 165.10 x 121.92 x 63.50 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian pedigo, Visage of Objects, 2018 ceramic, paper, acrylic latex, wood, plaster, marble dust 11 x 10 x 10 inches, 27.94 x 25.40 x 25.40 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Waves, 2018 conch shell, plastic, foam, metal, wood, acrylic latex, plaster marble dust 15 x 10 x 3.75 inches
Ian Pedigo, Rain Vessel, 2018 glass, metal, plastic, foam, metal, wood, acrylic latex, plaster, marble dust 13 x 14 x 6 inches, 33.02 x 35.56 x 15.24 cm
Ian Pedigo, Removed from the Sky, 2018 wood, fabric, acrylic latex, plaster, marble dust 72 x 40 x 32 inches, 182.88 x 101.60 x 81.28 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedio, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Ian Pedigo, Fire Triangle, 2018 glass, bone, plastic, acrylic latex, plaster, stucco, marble dust 11.25 x 15 x 6 inches, 28.58 x 38.10 x 15.24 cm
Ian Pedigo, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018

Press Release

The Torch of a Hundred Statues, Ian Pedigo’s new show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery takes its name from 16th-century hermetic philosopher and scientist Giordan Bruno’s treatise on the art of memory titled “The Torch of 30 Statues.”  Pedigo’s new series of works put forth systems of visual aesthetics connected to artifacts of an imaginary nature.  The show will include new sculptural and two-dimensional works as well as an audio component available through YouTube video soundtracks of Pedigo’s own compositions made over the past 20 years.

While Bruno’s treatise proposed the use of mnemonics in the aid of imaginative memory development, Pedigo’s own artworks imply a history both personal and cultural. By combining visual elements acting as allusions to past, present, and future, Pedigo’s slippery references point to another time, another dimension, or another reality. They are somehow familiar and alien.

Pedigo has termed this thematic approach as “Artemisian” in reference to the Greek goddess of the hunt, and in contrast against the Nietzschean proposition of the “Apollonian – Dionysian” dichotomy which has often been used to describe art practices in the 20th and early 21st centuries.