1. Measure of Dispersion
series / public art

2. Measure of Dispersion
series / sculptures

3. Measure of Dispersion
series / wall sculptures

4. Ascension
series / legos

5. Martyrdom
series / legos
6. Displaced
series / sculpture

7. Intersected
series / sculpture

8. Contortionist
series / sculpture

9. Harlem Turrell
series / photography

10. Oedipus Eyes
series / photography

12. Collision Collusion
video, painting

13. Icarus

14. Perceptible
series / sculpture

Gustavo Prado

2. Measure of Dispersion (series) sculpture / First Days of Uqbar

First Days of Uqbar
_Metal, Mirror, Plants,
Installation - 12 x 3 x 3'
New York, June 2016

This installation at Geary Contemporary Gallery, in the group show curated by Matthew Nichols - Heliotropes - was the beginning of what could potentially be an ever growing work. It connected three elements: the structure, the mirrors and the plant. In this mechanism the mirror would alter the direction of the plant’s growth, which would need more structure to keep growing forward, the structure would carry more mirrors, which would keep altering the plant’s growth direction, so forth and so on…

Press Release: "Geary Contemporary is pleased to present Heliotropes, a group show curated by Matthew Nichols that features work by James Case-Leal, William Cordova, Angeles Cossio, Marsha Cottrell, Chris Duncan, Igor Eskinja, Rosemarie Fiore, Nicolai Howalt, Owen Kydd, Gustavo Prado, and Hanna Sandin. The exhibition will be on view from June 9 to July 15, 2016. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 8 PM."

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius - Jorge Luis Borges "Things became duplicated in Tlön; they also tend to become effaced and lose their details when they are forgotten. A classic example is the doorway which survived so long it was visited by a beggar and disappeared at his death. At times some birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater."

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