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On July 18, EXCAVO celebrates the opening of its doors for the summer season with Field Studies, an exhibition of recent work by Montreal born, London-based artist, Gerald Pedros, curated by Roberta Grosland.
For his inaugural exhibition with the Gallery, Pedros’ diverse visual language finds release in exploring fragility and connectedness between figures—touching, overlapping and condensing movements within a single frame in juxtaposition with starkly isolated subjects. What is our orientation as observers of these interactions in consideration of the space occupied by our own lives, particularly since the global lockdown?
Pedros’ rapid-fire manner of production is a testimony to the artist's continued interest in the expressive potential of the human form. Amorphous figures drawn from observation reveal insect-like contours and sharp, blockish protrusions countered by a conjoined softness that is enticingly ambiguous.
Born in Montreal and completing his BFA and MFA at Concordia University, Pedros has exhibited extensively internationally throughout his five-decade career, with work in numerous collections, including; Centre de Gravure, Geneva, Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa and Museum London.