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The Drawing Center presents Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric + Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan

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15 July 2016 to 2 Sept 2016

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Gabriel de la Mora, B-91, 2015
Vintage radio speaker fabric, 12 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches.
Courtesy of the artist.

Artists in this exhibition: Gabriel de la Mora, Sheree Hovsepian, Rafael Kelman, Arnold Kemp, Thessia Machado, Sun Moqing, Sara Chang Yan, Tuguldur Yondonjamts

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric
Main Gallery

Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan
The Lab

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 14, 6–8pm

New York, May 17, 2016 – The Drawing Center presents Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora’s exhibition Sound Inscriptions on Fabric, an installation of fifty-five pairs of found speaker screens, each of which carries the “drawn” imprint of dust generated by the sound of countless voices, songs, commercials, news broadcasts, and static that passed through the fabric screen during the speaker’s useful life. De la Mora, formerly an architect, is best known for constructing collections of found, discarded, and obsolete objects, such as eggshells and shoe soles, which he describes as caches for historical information about everyday life. Through a classificatory process, De la Mora deconstructs, photographs, and documents each object he accumulates. For his exhibition at The Drawing Center, De la Mora studied all of the fifty-five pairs of speaker grills with obsessive inquisitiveness to uncover the unique underlying architecture of each one. Sound Inscriptions on Fabric demonstrates De la Mora’s distinctive approach to drawing as durational and ready-made rather than an act of immediate creation by the artist’s hand. This exhibition is curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director. 

Concurrently in the Lab Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan is a group exhibition that considers drawing in relationship to the sense of suspended time inherent in planning. Featuring artists Sheree Hovsepian, Rafael Kelman, Arnold Kemp, Thessia Machado, Sun Moqing, Sara Chang Yan, and Tuguldur Yondonjamts, the exhibition explores the notion of the “sketch” in relation to the instinct to hibernate, intuit, and mull over. Including works that feature light, sound, drawing, sculpture, and moving image, Hibernating Plan suggests that drawing exists alongside other forms of knowledge that cannot be exclusively acquired by observation, reason, or experience.Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway.


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Molly Gross, Communications Director
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