|RYG / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
PABLO GUARDIOLA, PUERTO RICO
RESIDENCY DATES: 8/5 -8/30, 2014
PABLO GUARDIOLA: MAINTANCE YARD
EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 11, 2014
(During the dates of the residency the gallery will be closed to the public)
Romer Young Gallery is pleased to announce its third Artist in Residence, PABLO GUARDIOLA. PABLO GUARDIOLA lives and works in Puerto Rico. 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 gives new meaning to objects. 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. Guardiola is also a co-director at Beta Local, Puerto Rico. Beta-Local is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practice through various programs. His work has been exhibited at Vogt Gallery, Present Co. NewYork, San Francisco Arts Commission, New Langton Arts, 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 Under 35).
The Artist in Residence program offers emerging and mid-career artists from outside the Bay Area the opportunity to create new work in a dynamic and unique environment. Every August, the program will invite a single artist to transform the gallery into a temporary live/work space. Over four weeks, participants will be given full access to housing and studio facilities and will be encouraged to develop a body of site-specific work. The program will culminate in an exhibition of work created during the residency. Scheduled to coincide with the opening of the gallery’s fall season in September, the exhibition will offer participants the opportunity to introduce their work to the Bay Area. PLEASE NOTE: During the dates of the residency the gallery will be closed to the public.
Guardiola's exhibition, MAINTENANCE YARD, will open Friday, September 5, 6-9pm. For additional information, please contact the gallery at 415.550.7483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.