Elsa-Louise Manceaux, Diego Salvador Rios
January 20 – February 18, 2018
Lodos is proud to present ‘Selected Drawings’, a two-person exhibition by Mexico City based artists Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios. The show is comprised of a selection of drawings made between 2008 and 2018.
‘Selected Drawings’ is an attempt to map a daily occurrence in both artists’ practices. Both Manceaux and Salvador Rios see drawing as research towards different ends, for Manceaux it is that of exploration and for Salvador Rios a concern for collectivity.
Manceaux’s drawings point towards a passing in time and decision-making. Her ensemble of works dates from 2012 to 2018 and processes a development in interests, surfaces, materials, and confidence. The works have been allowed to appear in dialogue to propose certainty in themes through compositional decisions. The four panels in the exhibition are large-scale works assembled by the artist’s imaginary taking in consideration a connection between narrative, formal and technical qualities.
Salvador Rios’ drawings point towards his prolific production and his relationship with language and poetry. His selected works are just a minor grouping of his thoughtful making and collecting from 2008 to 2018. The drawings are a collection of mementos that the artist has found, has been given, and has fabricated. The works are all listed individual as to infer their singularity in form and narrative.