Practical Structures
2016 | Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, Georgia, US

The site-specific installation commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art is composed of three large-scale, thinly sliced pieces of marble, balanced in a tilted configuration but held upright by industrial ratchet straps that stretch from the gallery’s walls. As such, the artist creates great dramatic visual and physical effects of height, weight and balance. Dávila draws from concepts rooted in minimalism and conceptual art, and encourages the viewer to question where the artist’s hand begins and ends. The raw, unpolished marble countered by the nylon straps demonstrates the dichotomy between naturally occurring materials and the manufactured.