Mecánica de lo Inestable
2018 | OMR Gallery | Mexico City
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.