Camilo Pardo, June 11th, ‘Fuel Injected’

Camilo Pardo, June 11th, ‘Fuel Injected’

323EAST GALLERY PRESENTS CAMILO PARDO’S “FUEL INJECTED”

AN ENTIRELY NEW COLLECTION OF WORK

ROYAL Oak, Mich., May 31, 2011 —

323East Gallery present a solo exhibition entitled “Fuel Injected” featuring art of Camilo Pardo. The artists reception is on Saturday June 11, from 6 to 11 pm, Camilo invites the public to partake in a uniquely Detroit-flavored cultural event of art, music, fashion and refreshments. Experience the unveiling of an entirely new collection of silkscreen works on canvas, metal, found objects and other surfaces – plus the added attraction of fashionably adorned ladies, in designs that the artist created himself.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Due to the expected volume of attendance, 323East will erect a tent in the adjacent parking area, with music provided by Brian Gillespie, Craig Hejka and Joe Vargas.

The art will be exhibited from June 11th – July 1st.

More about the show

The art that Camilo Pardo created over the years is all over Detroit. Indeed, a considerable amount of it is present on our freeways at any given moment of the day. Most recognized for the design of the Ford GT, Camilo will be exhibiting his art and fashion design, Saturday night at 323East Gallery on June 11.

Though some critics would disagree (or phrase it differently), cars and beautiful women are probably the two best subjects to turn to if one wishes to celebrate linear perfection. Static or in motion, they both evoke respectful admiration for engineering and a more than subtle urge for possession.

We also suspect that Camilo would agree with this observation. A talented artist who has made impressive design contributions to the Detroit auto industry, he has created a veritable catalogue of Motor City images over the years. He also has an enviable skill for rendering the female form on canvas or on other backgrounds; this latter gift enhanced by nuances drawn from popular culture and the eternally youthful male ethos that complements and inspires that culture.

Our motor is running. How about yours?

About Camilo Pardo:

The art that Camilo Pardo created over the years is all over Detroit. Indeed, a considerable amount of it is present on our freeways at any given moment of the day. Most recognized for the design of the Ford GT, Camilo put verve in the steel curves and reminded us that a car’s first internal combustion takes place in an artist’s mind. It’s external beauty is born there as well. That mind has not ceased from creative labors, even if they’re no longer entirely devoted to Motor City mojo.

Camilo’s paintings and drawings bespeak both his love for linear perfection and his fascination for the manner in which those “lines” deliver aesthetic satisfaction to the viewer. His works genuinely seem to move – and they are energized by what is obviously a rich understanding and respect for popular culture and traditional disciplines. In less talented hands, such a seeming contradiction of forces would negate the best efforts. Camilo makes them reconcile, complement each other, and dance together.

About 323East

323 East is a collection of creative energy materialized in a mashup of art, culture, lifestyle, and creativity. Located 15 minutes north of downtown Detroit in Royal Oak, MI; 323East is home to over 100 artists with rotating works in a variety of mediums. Recent exhibitions include local and international artists: Glenn Barr, Ron Zakrin, Audrey Pongracz, Thom Thewes, Matt Eaton, Jeff Soto, William Wray, Miss April, Gary Taxali, Yumiko Kayukawa, Megan Frau, Charmaine Olivia, Netherland, Mark Heggie, Bethany Shorb, Tony Roko, Denial, Kathie Olivas, David Foox, Kobie Solomon and many more.

More information can be found at www.323east.com