The Gallery 4 presents
"Doors & Windows" New Works by Gerardo Garduño

"Doors & Windows" Opens Saturday, November 11th, 2017 and runs through Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 and runs through Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The Opening Reception will take place aturday, November 11th, 2017 from 7pm-11pm and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and cocktails provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1pm- 8pm.


The Gallery 4 is pleased to welcome Gerardo Garduño. You may recognize Gerardo’s work from our Annual Salon Shows from recent years, in which his delicate, line & contour driven illustrations first caught our attention. Born in Mexico City, Gerardo moved to the U.S. in 2013. A resident of Pittsburgh, PA since January 2017, Gerardo has been very proactive in exhibiting his works in galleries and art spaces throughout Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA.

A self-taught artist, Gerardo’s primary media are graphite, pen & ink, acrylic paint, and watercolor on paper. From which, he crafts kaleidoscopic vignettes coupling the repetition of geometric shapes and patterns with surreal, kaleidoscopic visuals. Out of the stark polygons and their regular dimensions spring forth anatomical depictions of insects and birds, bones and remains among fruits and fungi; interspersed with more sacred geometries and Platonic Solids, jutting architectural marvels and even entire civilizations! Garduño’s works provids portals to alternate dimensions which provide contrast to little glimpses into everyday slices of life - his naturalistic style mixing a dreamlike whimsy with an ephemeral melancholy. An air of familiarity manifests in the calm chaos of Garduño’s neatly organized visual language. And here is where the artist unlocks a door and opens a window on our behalf, a gateway of which the viewer may already possess the key, but perhaps might be hesitant to open otherwise. Truly a breath of fresh air.





Garduño, on his inspirations:

"I explore compositions found in all different levels of traditional Mexican iconography to discover new meanings that resonate with living in a contemporary context. Color and line structures hence become very important as they make ordinary objects mixed with intricate geometric patterns in surreal scenes into a symbolic language that is uniquely of today. This type of visual experimentation allows me to explore the complex relationship between human perception and nonexistent worlds to potentially carve out a new critical view without leaving history behind. I am inspired by artistic practices that include figures such as contemporary German artist Tobias Rehberger, Italian renaissance figure Hieronymus Bosch and even the mathematically driven M.C. Escher."






Gerardo Garduño currently resides and works in Pittsburgh, PA

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The Gallery 4 is committed to redefining the nature of a conventional gallery. We feature works from a variety of national artists and local talent. Fine Art should be within the reach of everyone, and at The Gallery 4 we are making this a reality.



Pieces by Garduño

"Overwhelmed"

"End of the Road"

"The Science of Faith"

“The World's Greatest Show”

“Rainbow”

“Tzontli”

“Love”

“Celebration with piñata”

“Appointment with the psychoanalyst”

“The Diligence”

“Reaching for the Milky Way"

“Honeycomb"

"Fabric of the Cosmos"

“Daydreaming”

"Allegory of devaluation”

"Intervention of the Space"

“Fisherman of Illusions”

"Expansion"

“Construction”

“Civilizations”

“Axes Found”

"Point on white Light"

"From heaven to hell (Inspired for William Blake)"

"Aequilibrium"

"Study of Plants"

"Groundhog skull study"

“Microcosm #17”