Todd Pavlisko
American, born 1974
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Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2014
Samsøn at Dallas Art Fair 2014,
Samsøñ
Samsøñ at UNTITLED. 2014,
Samsøñ
2013
GROUP SHOW featuring Nicole Cherubini, Mark Cooper, Craig Drennen, Jeffrey Gibson, Gabriel Martinez, Rune Olsen, Todd Pavlisko, Suzannah Sinclair, Matt Rich, Steve Locke, Summer Wheat,
Samsøñ

Todd Pavlisko has been called a contemporary pop artist for the partly facetious tributes to cultural icons in his multi-disciplinary practice, which includes film, installation, painting, and sculpture. One of his best-known pieces is a large installation featuring the image of Richard Pryor’s face, articulated entirely using retail price tag fasteners. Andy Warhol plays a large conceptual and material role in Pavlisko’s practice; his work Stanchion (2011) features Warhol’s workout benches, which Pavlisko acquired along with other discarded objects when he worked for the Andy Warhol Museum. He is also capable of deploying painfully graphic imagery, as in the case of hammering a nail into his own foot for a film titled Centerpiece (2009). Though Pavlisko acknowledges the legacy of Chris Burden and Bob Flanagan in this work, he adamantly rejects any identification with performance art.

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