Mecánica de lo inestable
Entidades OrganizadorasGalería OMR
Mecánica de lo inestable presents two recent groups of sculptural works by Jose Dávila. The title of the exhibition works as a haiku, demonstrating the conflictive relationship between juxtaposed systems. Dávila claims that a moving structure maintains a sense of order in what seems unstable but still belongs to the realm of chaos. Different to other artistic processes in which the material is changed or manipulated, Dávila’s work does not depend on modifying the material’s original state, but rather on its reorganization. In this way, the artist’s role is more that of a catalyzer, who facilitates the processes between already existent forces. The dialogues Dávila activates depend on a series of variables and objects: the space in which he works, the materials, the textures, the weights, and the way these weights interact with each other, along with the materials that bind them together. On display in the gallery’s main space, three sculptures consisting of metal beams, rocks and a sphere are balanced by a series of weights, sustained by points of tension. The metal beams form diagonals, which, by the movement of the spectator in the exhibition space, can suddenly present new and often dramatic angles and perspectives. This spatial composition has an even more complex effect: the loss of orientation. In other words, it is uncertain if the sculptures are intentional or random in their placement; they seem to emerge from the floor reaching toward the ceiling and vice versa. On the gallery’s second floor, Dávila presents another group of sculptures which continue the investigation of his previously used materials. Concrete, crystal, rock and wood are placed in physical tension, leveling each other out, while balancing and confronting one another. Actions, which depend not only on the materials; industrial belts, steel cables and rigging points but also on the space itself.
DóndeGalería OMR / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México
Inauguración06 feb de 2018
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