Opening: September 7, 2019
On View: September 7 – October 25
Written by: Miguel Ochoa
LABOR is pleased to present AEROSOL, Guillaume Leblon's first solo show in Mexico.
Since the beginning of the 2000’s, Guillaume Leblon has explored the expanded field of sculpture. Through his diverse practice, ranging from sculpture and site-specific installations to film and performance, and his astute manipulation of the built environment, Leblon has acquired a prominent position in the contemporary art world.
Leblon’s oeuvre sketches an intriguing world that shifts between abstraction and figuration while questioning the ceaseless tension between materiality and immateriality, appearance and disappearance, creation and destruction. Leblon manipulates shapes and segments borrowed from the everyday, including natural, domestic, autobiographical and architectural habitats so as to evoke the uncanny and ephemeral and to affect as well as stimulate spatial and temporal perceptions.
Although Leblon’s objects are designed as conceptual structures, they often function on a poetic level. In his universe, the familiar grows unfamiliar and immediately recognizable references turn emblematic and metaphorical. In so doing, he avoids intellectual determinism and encourages multiple readings based on personal experiences.
Leblon first show in Mexico is called AEROSOL. The title comes from the inherent structure of this material: the suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in gas, smoke or fog that mist the atmosphere and flood the space, not a void but the cohesive force that constructs the materiality of the show.