The Drawing Center presents Sound Inscriptions on Fabric by Gabriel de la Mora
The Drawing Center presents a new solo exhibition by Mexican artist Gabriel de la Moura
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 readymade rather than an act of immediate creation by the artist’s hand. This exhibition is curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director.