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Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G Imprint 10,</em> 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G Imprint 10</em>, 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G Imprint 10,</em> 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G Imprint 10</em>, 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G</em>, 2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G, </em>2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G</em>, 2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
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Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G Imprint 10,</em> 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G Imprint 10</em>, 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G Imprint 10,</em> 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G Imprint 10</em>, 2013, monoprint on Hosokawa paper 39g, 61 × 91 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Tree Trap Sao Paulo</em>, 2013, paper squeeze, black cotton paper, 69 × 190 × 400 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G</em>, 2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball,<em> Zoomorph G, </em>2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
Mariana Castillo Deball, <em>Zoomorph G</em>, 2013, wooden carved sculpture mounted on base with mirror, 155 × 40 × 40 cm - Mendes Wood DM
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Palavra e pedra solta não têm volta

11/21 2013 – 12/21 2013


Mendes Wood DM is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of the artist Mariana Castillo Deball at the gallery.

In this exhibition, Castillo Deball touches a series of questions related to printing, drawing, and sculpture; attempts to make a perceptual experience last as a trace, a memory, an image or an object. For this purpose, Castillo Deball follows the way archaeological objects have been described and reproduced throughout the centuries.

She follows the history of Alfred Maudslay, a British explorer who travelled extensively in the Maya region in Mexico and Guatemala between 1880 – 1920. Maudslay played a crucial role in the understanding of Maya hieroglyphic writing. He recorded the monument’s inscriptions with drawings, photographs and plaster casts. He also developed the technique known as paper squeezes, moulds made out of papier-mâché.

Castillo Deball is interested in the trajectory of these objects, which depart from a direct contact with the original monuments and end up as negatives, positives, photographs and drawings. This immense amount of physical information travelled first as raw materials from England to the Maya region in the form of wrapping paper and plaster from London to Guatemala, returning to London as a precise and diverse record of the ancient Maya monuments.

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