A Margate gallery owner says she is delighted that Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal visited the venue to see an exhibition of portraits of himself.
The Chilean and American actor is known for portraying Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Javier Peña in the Netflix crime series Narcos. Pedro is also the star of The Mandalorian, an American space Western tv show which is the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise.
This year he has played Joel Miller in the HBO drama series The Last of Us, for which he received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.
The exhibition at The Rhodes Galley in UpMargate at The Centre is by artist Heidi Gentle Burrell.
Entited ADHD Hyper Fixation and why it looks like I love Pedro Pascal, the work is a sneak peek into Heidi’s brain and what it looks like to have ADHD and how it affects her life and art.
The exhibition runs until September 1.
The actor visited the exhibition after Carl Freedman Gallery and Counter Editions director Robert Diament sent him video of the works. He was pictured with Robert and fellow actor Russell Tovey.
The Rhodes Gallery owner Jess Rhodes Robb said: “Robert Diament visited the gallery when Heidi was putting up the show and he came to the opening. He took a video and said that he’d show it to Pedro. We never expected him to actually show up to see the show though.
“The show is all portraits of him. Paintings and drawings. Heidi has ADHD and the show is all about her hyper fixation on people and things and in particular Pedro Pascal. She wanted to create a show based on neurodivergence.
“This is the third show we’ve done with Heidi and she’s great fun to work with. Everyone from young to old seems to love her work.
“We are passionate about providing a platform for emerging artists and are so happy that our artists are getting this kind of recognition.
“All the pieces are for sale and originals. She also has prints for sale as well as pins.”