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Tod Pardon

Tod Pardon - Artist Statement/Resume

Artist Statement

Over the past ten years the content in my work has been influenced by many elements that are vast, varied, and personal. I see it as an expression of life's inherent duality and instability. There are contradictions of; anxiety and humor, good and evil. The humor and color play an important role in contrast to the sometimes screaming pieces. Much like the Balinese Barong dance of good versus evil . The character I’m drawn to most is Rangda, Queen of the Leyaks. A bloodthirsty, child-eating, witch-widow mistress of black magic. She is feared and nasty but is portrayed and acts in a comical way. It’s like you can’t see the light without the dark. Or as Rabindranath Tagore, the well known poet from India says, “truth in her dress finds facts too tight, in fiction she moves with ease.”

Résumé

Education

1977  MFA, Painting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1974 BFA, Painting & Drawing, School of Art & Design, Alfred University, Alfred NY
1970 Skidmore College, Summer Six Program, Saratoga Springs, NY
1969 Haystack Hinckley School of Crafts, ME

Exhibitions

2006 Group Exhibition, Journey Home, Migration Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2005 One-Person Show, New Work, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  The Art of Craft in America, Invitational, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
  Signature Style invitational, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Juxtapositions: Selections from the Metals Collection, Samuel Dorskey Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
  Artists Choice: Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Aaron Faber Gallery: 30th Anniversary show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  200 Rings, Group Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  One person exhibition at Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Not Still Art Festival, video “Undercover” shown at the Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  1000 Rings, Traveling Exhibition, Gallery of Art and Design, NC State University, curated by Robert Ebendorf
2003 Fifth Annual Invitational Show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Color Has It, Group Show, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Invitational, At Arms Length, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
  James Renwick Alliance Benefit Auction, James Renwick Alliance, Vienna, VA
  Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Directors Citation for Dextorial Sagacity and  the Zeeman Effect, New Jersey City Univ. Jersey City, NJ
2002 One Person Show, Recent Works, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Group Show, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1994-2005 SOFA • Chicago, International Exposition, represented by Aaron Faber  Gallery
1998-2005 SOFA • New York, International Exposition, represented by Aaron Faber  Gallery,  NY
2001 One Person Show, Recent Works, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  NYS Craft Biennial 2001: Juror: Rosanne Raab, The Arts Center if the Capital Region and SUNY at Oswego, NY
  Whim-Whams of Bugaboos: The Lyrical Angst of Tod Pardon, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY.  Monograph by James Kettlewell.
2000 Two-person show, The Pardon Boys: Wanted -- Dead or Alive, the works of Earl and Tod Pardon, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Invitational, American Contemporary Art Jewelry, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Invitational, Attitude & Action: North American Figurative Jewelry, Society of North American Goldsmiths exhibit, Birmingham, England
  Invitational, Figures: Alone & Together, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  Invitational, Drawing the Lines: Selections from Sketchbooks, curated by Gail  Brown, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA
  Invitational, Structure, Symbol, & Substance: the Power of Jewelry,  Mobilia Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 Invitational, Material Departure, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY
  Invitational, Art Jewelry of the Late Twentieth Century, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Invitational, Fifty Years of Studio Jewelry, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Invitational,Color Theories, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Soul-Stirring Works, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  Two-person show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  James Renwick Alliance Benefit Auction 1999, James Renwick Alliance, Vienna, VA
  Self-Portrait: Postures In Metal, The Center of Contemporary Arts,  University City, MO
1998 Metals National Invitational ‘98, Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  Tod Pardon, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997-98 The Pardon Family: Two Generations, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Earl Pardon: Joy In The Making, Jewelry From The Collection of Martha Connell, The Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
1995-97 SOFA • Miami, International Exposition, represented by Aaron Faber Gallery
1997 Invitational Exhibition, Ear Expo, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Invitational Exhibition, Centennial Metals, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
1989-2001 Invitational Exhibition, Annual National Invitational Exhibition, American Contemporary Art Jewelry, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1996 Invitational Exhibition, Three Generations, Mobilia Gallery, MA
1995-96 Invitational Exhibition, Annual Art Jewelry Invitational, Langman Gallery,  Willow Grove, PA
1994-96 Contemporary Jewelers: Twelve Modern Masters, Habatat/Shaw Gallery,  Pontiac, MI
1995 Invitational Exhibition, Series: A Progression of Concepts Incorporating the Brooch, Center for the Visual Arts, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, and Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992, 1995 One-Person Show, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
1994  Invitational Exhibition, Jewelry Jubilation, Margo Jacobson Gallery, Portland, OR
  Invitational Jewelry Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  Old and New Worlds, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
  One-Person Show, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition 93, represented by Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  One-Person Show, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1992 Group Invitational, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1991  Invitational Exhibition, Things To Come: Jewelry Designs for the Future, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  Invitational Exhibition, The Collector’s Eye, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
  Three-Person Show, Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL
  New Art Forms Exposition, represented by Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Invitational Exhibition, A Tribute to Earl Pardon, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1990 New Art Forms Exposition, represented by Aaron Faber Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Two-Person Show, Two Pardons, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
1988-1989 Source Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA
1988 Faculty Show, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1985-1989 Brookfield Sono Craft Gallery, South Norwalk, CT
1985-1987 Kymara Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
1982 Gallery 17, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
1982-1983 Spring Street Enamels Gallery, Three Invitationals, New York, NY
1982-1986 Dayspring Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
1982,83 Juried Show, Saratoga Co. Arts Council, Ann Grey Gallery,Saratoga Springs, NY
1981 Juried Show, 44th Annual Exhibition of Artists of Central New York,  Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica NY
1980 Saratoga Invitational, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  Two-Person Show, Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
  Invitational Exhibition, Park Gallery, Albany, NY
1980, 1981 Group Show, Saratoga Visual Arts Associates’ Show, Ann Grey Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
1980 One-Person Show, Montana Book Co., Saratoga Springs, NY
1979 Three-Person Show, Lynn Kotler Gallery, New York, NY
  Center Gallery, Art in Public Places Program, Albany, NY
1978-1979 Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1978 Juried Show, 29th New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Cannon, CT
1977 Juried Show, 40th Annual Exhibition of Artists of Central New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica NY
  Juried Show, Cooperstown Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
  Group Show, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
  Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Artifacts and Treasures, Syracuse, NY
  Invitational Exhibition, University of Nebraska, NB. Group Show.
1976 Syracuse Graduate Painting Exhibition, Kirkland College,  Clinton, NY
1975 One-Person Show, The Photo House, Saratoga Springs, NY
1974 Juried Show, Birchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY
  Traveling Photography Show, Memphis Academy of the Arts, Kansas City Arts Institute, Iowa State University

Museum Collections

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian National Art Museum,Washington, DC
The Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY at New Paltz, NY

Publications

1000 Rings, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Pg. 344, 2004
Metalsmith Magazine, “Tod Pardon: Recent Work,” by Kate Hensler Fogarty, Summer 2002
American Craft Magazine, “Art Jewelry of the Late Twentieth Century,” by Dorothy Joiner, December 1999
Metalsmith, “Between Expressionism and Adornment: The Jewelry of Tod Pardon,” by Robert Gilson, Fall 1998
American Style Magazine, “A Passion for Pendants and Pins: Sculpture to Wear,” by Leslie Rogalski, Fall 1997
American Style Magazine, “The Art Gene: From Generation to Generation,” by Lee Lawrence, Summer 1997
Tokyo Jewelers, “Manhattan Jewelry Report,” January 1997
American Craft Magazine, Gallery Section, June 1994
Jewelry/Metalwork 1991 Survey, Publisher, Shereen LaPlantz, 1991
Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition Catalog, 1991-95
American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 1990; and August/September 1990

Panels & Lectures

1999  Panel Discussion, Collecting and Connoisseurship, Museum of Art and Design
1995 SOFA • Miami Exposition, How I Ended Up With Left-Handed Amazons
1985 Symposium, Survival in the Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
  Gallery Talk, Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
1974 Panel Discussion, The Artist and the Engineer, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1971 Slide Presentation, Black Oaxacan Pottery, Summer Six Program, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Teaching

1985-1994  Instructor, Private Lessons in Studio: Jewelry, Enameling and Drawing
1988 Visiting Lecturer/Sabbatical Replacement, Jewelry Workshop, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1985 Instructor, Enamel Workshop, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
  Instructor, Enamel Workshop, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
  Instructor, Enamel Workshop, Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY
1984 Adjunct Faculty Member, University Without Walls, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1975-1977 Instructor, Freshman Core Program, 2-D Communications Course,Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1973-1974 Painting Assistant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Work Experience

Present President, Pardon Design, Inc.
1991-Present Full-Time Artist/Jeweler
1987-1991 Full-Time Assistant and Bench Worker for Earl Pardon
1984-1987 Manager, Algonquin Apts., Saratoga Springs, NY
1978-1984 Contractor, House Painting and Restoration,  T&J Pardon Professional Painting (DBA)
1975 Gallery Assistant, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Dates

2006-3

Playful Distractions

8/18/2006 – 10/13/2006

Article – Between Expressionism and Adornment: The Jewelry of Tod Pardon, Robert Gilson, Metalsmith, 1998 – Volume 18, Number 5

Article – Tod Pardon: Recent Works, Kate Hensler Fogarty, Metalsmith, 2002 – Volume 22, Number 3

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Tod Pardon, Tripoli Brooch, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise. Tod Pardon, Ellifie Brooch with display stand, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise. Tod Pardon, Pharo Brooch with display stand, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise. Tod Pardon, Lisola Brooch, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise. Tod Pardon, Nagon Brooch with display stand, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise. Tod Pardon, Yowletie Brooch with display stand, Sterling, 14k, glass, pigment, wood, simulated ivory, hishi, turquoise.

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