'FABRICATION/CORROSION' at the Mark Woolly Gallery
'Fabrication/Corrosion' is a joint exhibition with my brother, Arnold, featuring his new oils on velvet and my digital photography. The following is a selection of 'Corrosion'. This works are printed with a dye sublimation process on metal.
The Pander Brothers' first gallery art show in over a decade with new works on velvet and metal that explores celebrity life and environment. The sons of two fine artists, the Pander Brothers grew up in Portland’s alternative arts and theatre culture, and found their own creative voice in the underground art scene of the late 80’s. The sibling duo brought their subculture influences into the burgeoning alternative comics scene of the 90’s and since then have worked in the popular arts for over 20 years. From their Eisner nominated artwork in graphic novels that include Grendel: Devil’s legacy and Batman: City of Light, to their award winning motion picture Selfless, EDM and Indie rock music videos that appeared on MTV, and various commercial directing for major brands like adidas and Panasonic, the Pander Bros. have touched almost every aspect of pop culture. The brothers return to their fine art upbringing by injecting their pop art influences into a series of painting and photography works on velvet and metal titled “Fabrication/Corrosion”. Having spent the last few years living and working between Portland and Los Angeles, Fabrication/Corrosion sees the brothers sharing gallery walls with two different perspectives on a similar theme. A combination of anthropological satire and oblique observation the Panders explore the corrosive nature of a manufactured reality, using fabric and metal to support their depictions of a popular culture that, in its aspiration to reach a glorified ideal, is destined for impermanence.
'CORROSION' Digital Photography on Metal
Minimalist composition and an oblique urban aesthetic is at the center of the new digital photography works by Jacob Pander who takes aim at Los Angeles landscapes that provide a stark and sometimes oppressive setting for the shadows of Hollywood’s icons past and present. Boulevards are ravaged by the attrition of a consumer driven population and sun bleached billboards promote the next celebrity entertainment vehicle and yesterdays chic structures that decay in an unforgiving landscape. “Cities are in a constant state of moving toward ruin, necessitating continual reinvention.” Jacob explains, “I’m drawn toward architectural attempts to create visual order in the environment and how structures evolve in the landscape over time, leaving contemporary relics in their wake.” Pander’s depictions of L.A. are an extension of the spare sensibilities seen in his film work, including the award winning cult film The Operation that explores sex and technology in a futuristic copulation seen through the lens of thermal imaging technology, and his feature film Selfless which won best feature at the BendFilm festival in 2009 and immerses the viewer in the anesthetized ideal of minimalist architecture of the early 2000’s. Pander’s digital photography was selected for the Portland Visual Chronicle and the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum. Corrosion reveals a landscape that lives, dies and is reborn everyday to perpetuate the possibility of attaining the elusive dream that so many seek in Hollywood.
Gallery View - 'I-10 West' and 'Pay Phone Series'
'I-10 West' Series
'Pay Phone Series'
'Boulevard 1 - 3'
'Lotus 1 - 3'
'Out of Order'
'Sky View 1 - 3'
'Standard 1 - 2'
'Sunset and Sweetzer'
Gallery View - 'Sunset and Sweetzer'
Mark Woolley Gallery
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