As part of the DUMBO Arts Festival, the art space Smack Mellon in Brooklyn opened an exhibition with a large-scale installation by Isidro Blasco. New York-based artist Blasco is known for his photographic sculptures and multimedia installations for which he uses fragmented images of the place where he lives, the places he exhibits work and the places he visits.
For the show at Smack Mellon titled Tilted he created perspectival fragmentations of Smack Mellon's gallery space alongside a prismatic recreation of a DUMBO streetscape. Isidro Blasco took photographs of DUMBO from multiple perspective points and combined them to create mosaic-like patterns which he then mounted onto a three dimensional construction built from wooden slats. Projections that cast shadows of the visitors of the show on the gallery wall add to the multilayered concept of the show. The exhibition runs until October 30, 2011.
Isidro Blasco was born in Madrid in 1962 and moved to New York in 1996. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain and he is a candidate for a Ph.D. at the Architectural School of Madrid. He was selected for the Spanish Academy in Rome in 1991, received Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants in 1998 and 2010 and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in Visual Arts in 2000.
Blasco has shown extensively in the US and Europe as well as in Shanghai, Sydney and Santiago de Chile. He has had solo exhibitions in New York at P.S.1, Queens, NY and at the Queens Museum of Art. Exhibitions also include the Whitney Museum, Champion Branch, NYC; the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; El Museo del Barrio, NYC; Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; and at the Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, NYC. He will be participating at the upcoming Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012 in Finland.
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