Selected works by Marlo Pascual

Marlo Pascual


Two digital C-prints, Mount: Plexiglas, sintra

78.1 x 182.4 x 12.7 cm

“So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lies.” Sir Walter Raleigh

Pascual certainly ‘takes’ photographs – they are just not her own. She resurrects pictures, and fragments of pictures, from long forgotten archives – graduation photos or portraits tossed out by celebrity publicists.

Marlo Pascual


Digital C -print

203.2 x 152.4 cm

They are blown-up beyond their original formats (a tiny graduation photo destined for a wallet, for example, or an 8x10 glossy publicity still destined for a newspaper), torn in half or folded in such a way as to obscure vital information (not unlike the approach of Stezaker and with echoes of Baldessari), then mounted on stiff supports and leant against walls, sometimes stabbed cleanly through by bright, fluorescent tubes or lit by candles.

Marlo Pascual


Pigment print on Somerset velvet

365.8 x 152.4 cm

Sometimes the newly ‘objectified’ image is propped up by a rock. “I want it to be physically imposing, like theatrical props,” Pascual says, reminding us that the photographs she uses are already constructions – positioned, framed, posed, lit. I am simultaneously reminded of a hybrid space, part furniture showroom, part mausoleum – along with the game of wits, Rock, Paper, Scissors, in which, as one official rule dictates, ‘Paper wins against rock, loses to scissors, and stalemates against itself.’

William A Ewing

Marlo Pascual's Biography

Marlo Pascual
Born in 1972, Nashville,TN
Lives and works in Brooklyn


Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence for 2009-2010,
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence for 2009-2010,
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Casey Kaplan, New York, NY


Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

“Cover Girl,” Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
The Recontres d’Arles Discovery Award, Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France.
Travels to: How Soon is Now, The Garage Center for Contemporary
Culture, Moscow, Russia

Closed for Installation, 303 Gallery Staff Exhibition: Past and Present, 303
Gallery, New York, NY
Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca
Esienberg, curated by Matthew Higgs, Hessel Museum of Art/Center for
Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Beginnings Middles and Ends, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Galerie Georg
Kargl, Vienna
Being There, ! curated by Chris Sharp, The Meet Factory, Prague, Czech
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Zero Budget Biennial, !co-curated by Chris Sharp and Joanna
Fiduccia, Galerie Carlos Cardenas and Galerie Schleicher+Lange, Paris,
France; Galleria Pianissimo, Milan, Italy; Rokeby, London, United Kingdom;
Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany

In Practice, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
Collection of…, White Columns, New York, NY
Apartment Show NY, curated by Denise Kupferschmidt and Joshua
Smith, New York, NY

As Others See Us, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Crop Rotation, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Marianne Boesky,
New York, NY
Tales of the Grotesque, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Karma International,
Zurich, Switzerland
Vlatka Horvat, Marlo Pascual, Lisa Soskolne, curated by Amie Scally,
White Columns, New York, NY

The moviegoer, MFA Thesis Show, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art,
Philadelphia, PA
Carking It, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Powers of Ten, The Barbershop, Philadelphia, PA
Constructions, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, CAA at Hunter College
Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

VA4398UV, curated by Virginia Overton, Memphis, TN