This large-scale installation by artist Pedro Lasch incorporated his sculpture with more than a dozen works from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. The museum commissioned the work to accompany El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III (2008) and also Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City (2009). With Black Mirror/Espejo Negro, Lasch brought his own poetic and aesthetic reflections to the museum’s pre-Columbian collection, one of the most important of its kind. Lasch teaches art and art theory in Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. He was born and raised in Mexico City and has been based in New York and North Carolina since 1994.
The exhibition was sponsored in part by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
TOP: Pedro Lasch, Black Mirror/Espejo Negro, 2008. Installation with dark glass sheets and works from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jerry Blow, with Brady Lambert.