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 artists hand? This apparent negation of painting and other ontological musings formulated by de la Moras 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).

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SIN TÍTULO (UNTITLED)

Nov.02.2017

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

http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/exhibitions/sin-titulo-untitled/selected-works?view=slider#10

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)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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.

Exhibition Catalogue

Gabriel de la Mora @ Artissima 3.11.2017 – 5.11.2017 / Proyectos Monclova booth Hall Light Blue Stand 1 & Hall Black Stand 2

Oct.30.2017

Artissima

Proyectos Monclova

3.11.2017 – 5.11.2017 / booth Hall Light Blue Stand 1 & Hall Black Stand 2

Gabriel de la Mora

Ištvan Išt Huzjan

Adrien Missika

Raúl Ortega Ayala

Michael Sailstorfer

Martín Soto Climent

Anna Virnich.

http://proyectosmonclova.com/
http://www.artissima.it/site/

Gabriel de la Mora @ EXPO CHGO 13-17.9.2017 / Proyectos Monclova booth 633.

Sep.11.2017

EXPO Chicago (CHGO)

13.9.2017 – 17.9.2017 → Booth 633

Gabriel de la Mora

Helen Escobedo

Josephine Meckseper

Robert C. Morgan

Edgar Orlaineta

Fred Sandback

Tercerunquinto

Eduardo Terrazas

Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova booth 54 / Code Art Fair / 31.08 – 3.09.2017 / Dinamarca – Denmark.

Aug.24.2017

Gabriel de la Mora @ Home – So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957 / Curators: Chon Noriega, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Pilar Tompkins Rivas / June 11th – October 15th, 2017 at LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Aug.08.2017

Art Brussels / Booth C20 Proyectos Monclova / Avenue du Port 86c 1000 Brussels, Belgium / April 20 – 23, 2017 / Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas.

Apr.17.2017

Art Brussels / Booth C20 Proyectos Monclova / Avenue du Port 86c 1000 Brussels, Belgium
April 20 – 23, 2017
Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas.

Quinta edición de EL MUAC EN TU CASA.

Apr.04.2017

El Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), la Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP) y la Escuela Nacional Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades (CCH)
Quinta Edición de EL MUAC EN TU CASA.

Objetivo
Propiciar el acercamiento y sensibilización de las audiencias jóvenes hacia los diversos procesos museológicos.
Conoc er y disfrutar el arte contemporáneo del acervo artístico de la UNAM, a partir de la interac ción con artistas y la experimentación de los procesos de conservación, registro, documentación, embalaje, montaje, exhibición, monitoreo, resguardo y activa ción de la obra .
Generar a través del arte posturas críticas ante la situación actual del país; por ejemplo, en temas como la violencia de género y el consumo de drogas.

The Armory Show / Booth 508 Proyectos Monclova & Timothy Taylor / Pier 94, New York City / March 1 – 5, 2017 / Julius Heinemann, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, Shezad Dawood & Volker Hüller.

Mar.01.2017

The Armory Show / Booth 508 Proyectos Monclova & Timothy Taylor / Pier 94, New York City / March 1 – 5, 2017
Julius Heinemann, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, Shezad Dawood & Volker Hüller.

Gabriel de la Mora @ Proyectos Monclova booth D 209 / ZsONA MACO 2017 – 8 al 12 de febrero de 2017 / Centro Banamex, Sala D. Av. Conscripto 311, Colonia Lomas de Sotelo, Ciudad de México.

Feb.03.2017

Zsona Maco

Booth D 209 Proyectos Monclova

Julius Heinemann, Adrien Missika, Edgar Orlaineta, Raul Ortega Ayala, Chantal Peñalosa, Martin Soto Climent, Tercerunquinto, Eduardo Terrazas, Anna Virnich y Gabriel de la Mora.

Proyectos Monclova – Untitled, San Francisco 13.01.17 – 15.01.17 / Gabriel de la Mora, Edgar Orlaineta, Martin Soto Climent, Eduardo Terrazas. Booth B1

Jan.09.2017

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Proyectos Monclova

Timothy Taylor

Sicardi Gallery

 

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