November 14 – December 11, 2013
Light & Wire Gallery presents Paul Pescador, The Year After: Season 1. The exhibition consists of a collection of nine short films, each under five minutes in length, that focus on the office environment as a place of daily interaction, conflict, and drama. Each scene portrays a series of characters made from cardboard boxes and everyday materials. In each scene these idiosyncratic characters encounter minor occurrences that are exasperated by the banality of the everyday activity that surrounds them. Pescador performs as well an animates each of the puppets, shifting back forth between voices and characters. The Year After: Season 1 is presented in chronological order, mimicking the repetitive structure of sitcom television. Within this format, conflicts occur and are resolved by the end of each episode, providing a sense of humor and comfort in its familiarity.
Paul Pescador (b. 1983) received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine in 2012. Recent solo projects and exhibitions include: Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA (2013); the Vista Theater, Los Angeles, CA (2012); ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA (2012), and Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA (2011). His work has been included in exhibitions at Chapman University, Orange, CA (2012); LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2012), and Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2011). His work has been written about in Art in America, The Boston Globe, and LA Weekly.