Paul Pescador and the Dark Side of Intimacy by Nikki Darling on KCET Artbound, December 9, 2013


Paul Pescador’s art wants to get familiar with you. It wants pathos, romance, failure and triumph. That much of it involves his relationship with his two life partners, also known artists, seems to be an open invitation to get intimate right back. Yet, Pescador’s work; performance art, photography, a web series, currently up right now at Light and Wire Gallery, and especially his film, “1-9,” the piece de triumphant, and three years in the making, keep viewers at an emotional and physical distance, creating a constant yearning for consistency. Even sound, parceled out in “1-9″ with such frugality, leaves the audience thirsting for anything resembling order, which is ironic, since the film takes place in nine orderly vignettes.


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