Ian Pedigo   Those That Float Because They are light

September 26, 2009 - November 15, 2009

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but merely changes its form. The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and never any more or less Modeling these properties of materials, the work propositioned for SAAG is an accumulation of unvalued and depreciated material having been transformed into renewed states, forms or purposes. The resulting objects, layerings, and piles are approximations of artifacts, symbols, or ruins that utilize the inherent aesthetic qualities of these neglected fragments seeking to cultivate the potential found within the liminal recesses of our consciousness. In their seemingly haphazard condition they act as the fleeting representations of thoughts and ideas brought into existence while simultaneously demonstrating the concrete natures of behavior and form that transpire over periods of activity.   

Ian Pedigo was born and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska; he currently lives and works in New York City. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and studied in the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.  He has had solo shows at Rokeby Gallery in London, Cardenas Bellanger in Paris, 65Grand in Chicago, Galleria Pianissimo in Milan, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York.  His work has been included in group exhibitions at Peter Blum and D'amelio Terras, New York amongst others. Pedigo's work has been written about in publications including Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, Art News, The New York Times, and Time Out New York amongst others.

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