South likes: Jose Dávila at Galería OMR, Mexico City

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Jose Dávila, State of Rest, 2014, installation view, Galería OMR, Mexico City

South likes: Jose Dávila at Galería OMR, Mexico City
State of Rest
Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
4 February – 22 March, 2014

In the works created for State of Rest, Jose Dávila works out a sculptural language for the politics of equilibrium: materializing forces, weights, and directions of the temporary stability of some big marble slabs held in place by coloured lines. The exercise comments on a moment of stillness, highlighting tensions among opposite forces and informing the precariousness of such balanced figures. As if frozen in time, the sculptures exhibited at OMR photograph a fragile and temporary agreement between inanimate agencies that negotiate their own collapse. The representation of conflicting forces—be it geological thrusts, human passions, or political compromises—is here caught in the instant when everything is about to happen. Reminiscent of Marina Abramovic and Ulay, balancing themselves thanks to a bow and with arrow pointed at her heart, Dávila’s sculptures elaborates on the notion of antagonism with serene composure. The impending disaster or the imminent revelation, as an immaterial addition to the works, is left to loom in the viewer’s imagination.

Michelangelo Corsaro

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Jose Dávila, State of Rest, 2014, installation view, Galería OMR, Mexico City

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Jose Dávila, State of Rest, 2014, installation view, Galería OMR, Mexico City

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