Following a meticulous process, Gabriel de la Mora researches, collects, classifies, catalogues, and manipulates remarkably diverse materials. These materials are familiar, taken from quotidien objects – his ongoing series The weight of thought for example, repurposes leather and rubber shoe soles. de la Mora’s materials of choice are those often considered waste or residue: collected artifacts and antiques, obsolete mechanical and utilitarian objects, parts, corporeal matter, architectural scrap. Through these, De la Mora explores finitude and permanence, the passing of time, its bracketing, and the transformation of matter and energy alike.
The formal outcome of this process plays with pre-established notions of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by their visual potency, the works complicate theoretical and historical art terms (the ready-made, the objet-trouvé, the monochrome, the peinture en plein air). They tackle ironically the abstract and minimalist aesthetic, and inquire on the ever-changing notion of painting as a phenomenon. Can painting originate itself with the passing of time and without any intervention from the artist’s hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Mora’s body of work are extended to artistic practice at large: When is an artwork born and when does it reach its conclusion? What is the role of the artist within the creative act? Coupled with equally methodical and strict processes, Gabriel de la Mora has constituted a practice in which the role of the artist is not to create nor to destroy, but to transform.
Gabriel de la Mora was born in Mexico City in 1968, where he still lives and works. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY and a BFA in Architecture from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, Mexico City. His work has been exhibited at solo and group shows in museums and galleries in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom, amongst others. He is represented by Timothy Taylor (London), Sicardi Gallery (Houston), and Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City).
Sicardi Ayers Bacino at the Dallas Art Fair, Booth A3 presents a selection of work by gallery artists: Gustavo Díaz, Mariano Dal Verme, Magdalena Fernández, Thomas Glassford, Gabriel de la Mora, Liliana Porter, Melanie Smith, and John Sparagana.
DALLAS ART FAIR | BOOTH A3
FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY | 1807 ROSS AVENUE | DALLAS, TX
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 – SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
ZONA MACO. Main section. / Mexico City / Mexico
Gabriel de la Mora, Helen Escobedo, Julius Heinemann, Josephine Meckseper, Adrien Missika, Robert C. Morgan, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Michael Sailstorfer, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Anna Virnich
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is pleased to announce the release of Fuera de cuadro / Out of Frame, a bilingual digital monograph by renowned Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora.
With the presence of:
Gabriel de la Mora
Ekaterina Álvarez Romero
The publication covers a period of 10 years of the artist’s work; De la Mora and author Fabiola Iza offer digital download in both English and Spanish.
Fuera de cuadro / Out of Frame will be available for download in February 2018.
Colima 55, Colonia Roma Norte, 06700 Mexico City
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – 12:00 a 14:00 hrs.
An auction of contemporary art to raise funds for Fundación Origen to provide critical support to the communities affected by the earthquakes of September 2017.
Una subasta de arte contemporáneo para recabar fondos para Fundación Origen en apoyo de las comunidades afectadas por los sismos de septiembre de 2017.
SIN TÍTULO (UNTITLED)
Contemporary Mexican Art Curated By Dan Cameron; A P.S Satellites Exhibition – A Project Of Prospect New Orleans
November 1 – December 30, 2017
First Saturday Gallery Openings ||| 4 November And 2 December, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION IN TWO LOCATIONS:
– Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (400A Julia Street)
– Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico (901 Convention Center Boulevard Suite 118, entrance through Andrew Higgins Street)
Sin Título Panel Discussion with curator and visiting artists: Hugo Crosthwaite and Pablo Rasgado
2 November 6-8PM at Contemporary Arts Center
Curator Toast + Brief Walkthrough
4 November, 5-6PM at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Boulevard Suite 118, entrance through Andrew Higgins Street
First Saturday Gallery Openings
4 November + 2 December, 6-9PM at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia Street
Curator’s Reception: P.4 Arts District Gallery Walk
17 November, 4-7PM at both locations.
3.11.2017 – 5.11.2017 / booth Hall Light Blue Stand 1 & Hall Black Stand 2
Gabriel de la Mora
Ištvan Išt Huzjan
Raúl Ortega Ayala
Martín Soto Climent
EXPO Chicago (CHGO)
13.9.2017 – 17.9.2017 → Booth 633
Gabriel de la Mora
Robert C. Morgan