Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce our next exhibition of works by artists Ted Larsen and Carolina Sardi. These two artists work with metal as their preferred material in very unique and distinctive ways.
Carolina Sardi continues working on her series Wall Installations, Landscapes, Peopleand Rain. This time she is introducing a new finish to the pieces by using the process of plating the steel in gold, chrome, copper and silver finishes. The end results are these beautifully finished elements, in which the shadows behind them are complemented by the reflections in front: standing in front of the pieces the viewer is confronted by his/her own image. As Sardi said “these effects are addressing the question of form and essence, what is real and what is not and the mythical idea of the man reflecting in a mirror as Narcissus once did.” However, her most recent work, the Sisifo series, is showing a more playful approach to life and art. Behind each piece we can find a singular narrative related to daily life. Fable titles such as The Rabbit &The Sri Lankan Princess, are a reflection of the often incongruous situations faced every day. This series began as a response to the routine nature of life, as Sardi explained: “it started with the idea of Sisifo rolling the rock up the mountain every day, seeing it fall and repeating the work.” Formally she is using her basic curved pieces in a repetitive pattern; conceptually she is inspired by apparently random elements, bringing them together in what seems like tales from her imagination. In the Project Room we will have her Mobile Project, an installation born out of her Associations Series. The round shapes made in brilliant colors are displayed as a mobile structure, in which the many parts are interacting, creating a lively composition. Sardi is an Argentinean born- Miami based artist who has been very active in the local art scene. She holds a MFA in Sculpture (1992), from the National University of La Plata, Argentina; and a BA (1985), from the U.N.L.P., Argentina. She also studied with the famed Argentinian sculptor Ennio Iommi. Her work can be found at the Miami International Airport, as part of the programMiami-Dade in Public Places; at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida; at the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, in Washington, D.C.; and in many private collections.