LAND is organizing a mid-career survey of Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila (b. 1974).
Trained as an architect, Dávila creates sculptural installations and photographic works that use reproduction, homage, and imitation to explore and dismantle the legacies of 20th century avant-garde art and architecture. Referencing artists and architects from Luis Barragán to Donald Judd, Dávila explores how the modernist movement has been translated, appropriated, and reinvented in Mexican art. The exhibition will include the artist's sculptural installations, photographs, drawings, and models, as well as a new interactive public sculpture that reveals Dávila’s interest in ideas of play, urbanism, and social interaction. The sculpture will begin as a 20-square-foot grid made out of modular components, installed at West Hollywood Park, but will be dismantled and reconfigured at other sites across Los Angeles during the span of the exhibition, taking on different functional shapes.