The Lightness of Weight
2014 | Sean Kelly Gallery | New York, US
As the title of the exhibition suggests, Dávila imbues his works with a remarkably light presence, emphasizing their diametrically opposed qualities. Dávila further accentuates this tension in Joint Effort, which is made of glass and demonstrates how this material can be at once both extremely fragile and strong.
A similar juxtaposition is emphasized in Dávila’s new cutout photographic works. Dávila removes visual information from familiar images to generate new meaning; rather than expressing weight and presence they now exemplify weightlessness and absence.