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  • Jorge Pardo

    Patrick Painter, Inc

    Jorge Pardo’s latest show consisted of four bedroom suites, i.e., furniture, and a string of lights. Like his sailboat (exhibited at the MCA in Chicago) and his house (built for his show at MoCA), Pardo wants everyone to consider the suites as sculpture, but what you see looking at them is blond wood, simple no-frills construction, little gradated touches of decorator colors, convenient drawers and surfaces for, oh, perhaps a Noguchi or Nelson lamp or some other moderne tchotchkes. The stripped-down simplicity is IKEA by way of Martha Stewart, with pretensions to the rigorous elegance of Eames

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