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The Armory Show 2017
The Armory Show 2017, 25 March 2017, The Armory Show, New York, USA
Timothy Taylor, London and Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City will be presenting a joint booth at Armory, highlighting converging interests, particularly through the joint representation of Gabriel de la Mora and Eduardo Terrazas. In addition to de la Mora and Terrazas, the booth will include works by Volker Hüller and Shezad Dawood (Timothy Taylor) and Martin Soto Climent and Julius Heinemann (Proyectos Monclova).

Each artist subverts traditional notions of painting and sculpture in striking ways. For the more ‘conventional painters’, Heinemann and Hüller, the experience of real, lived time manifests on the canvas, as they use painting materials found in their immediate world (in Hüller’s case, from his studio floor).

Similarly, De la Mora uses found materials and objects (including worn shoe soles, eggshells, matchboxes and old paintings), passing them through a process of pentimento that generates palimpsest works conveying the effects of the passage of time, natural elements and histories of use.

Both Dawood and Terrazas further explore our relationship to time, but conceptually. Their works move beyond our lived experience to pre-history and an imagined future, as well as alternative realities. Both of their methods employ traditional craft practices combined with digital technologies, juxtaposing the analogue and virtual through material exploration.

Terrazas’s beautifully woven works are ongoing investigations of form and color, exploring the infinite variety of possible geometric constructions. He uses the Huichol technique, consisting of wool yarn glued with Campeche wax onto a wooden surface.

In turn, Dawood sources and uses vintage textiles layered with painted imagery from his films. The layering of narratives creates a bridge between the past and the present, linking painting, animation, digital media and historical and speculative stories.

Soto Climent is known for his irreverent reverence of materials, including women’s clothing and domestic furnishings. However, his work is less about valorizing the overlooked and everyday than it is about transforming it. These transformations are marked as much by humour as by an understated sensuality and a gleeful perversity, bearing a decidedly Freudian tenor.
The Armory Show 2017 – Timothy Taylor