Gabriel de la Mora, 39-GMC-23.sept.2007, 2007, 2-channel video, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
ZOЁ CHARLTON: Family
DAVID LEVINTHAL: War
GABRIEL de la MORA: new video
November 14, 2008 - January 3, 2009
Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of three solo exhibitions featuring drawings by Zoë Charlton, photographs by David Levinthal and video by Gabriel de la Mora.
In his two-channel video, 39-G.M.C.-23.sept.2007, Gabriel de la Mora batters a life-size self-portrait, formed as a Mexican piñata. Instead of candy, colored paper arteries, veins, internal organs and red confetti blood pour out of the artist's Doppelgänger as he strikes it with a stick. The performance culminates with him collecting the remains from the floor and depositing them in an acrylic vitrine reminiscent of reliquary. In this work de la Mora destroys one cliché of popular Mexican culture to bring forth references to other cultural traditions, including surrealist art and relic devotion.
There will be an opening reception for the artist Friday, November 15th from 6-8pm.
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Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358-60 Florida Avenue, NE -Washington, DC 20002 in the H Street Corridor/ Atlas Arts District. Winter hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11-5pm or by prior arrangement.