Friday, June 22, 2007
Another fantastic show was at Delta Axis in a small room downstairs. Earl Pardon:Palette Maestro was an exhibit of Earl Pardon’s work in conjunction with a presentation by Rosanne Raab with special guest Tod Pardon.
Earl Pardon (b. 1926, d. 1991) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. A prolific artist, he exhibited widely and completed numerous commissions, and as a professor, taught courses in jewelry and enameling at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York from 1951 to 1989. His works were influenced by his knowledge of Zen and he often referred to his pieces as portable art. Pardon is regarded as having assisted in the revival of the art of enameling in the United States and expanding its boundaries. Pardon received his BFA from Memphis Academy of Art in 1951 and in 1959 he received his MFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. After retiring, Pardon dedicated himself to his studio work.