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SYNERGIA: A group sculpture exhibition at Galeria de Arte Mexicano, CDMX, Mexico

Synergia is a sculpture show that brings together ambitious new works by eight members of the Royal British Society of Sculptors to take place at the Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City’s oldest established art gallery, due to open on 6th February 2018. The exhibition will mainly feature works in steel and marble from Mexico, produced in Mexico.

Synergia, a term coming from the Greek ‘synergos’- ‘working together’, is a show which by definition focuses on the idea of fellowship and teamwork and will regroup sculptors whose membership to the RBS has resulted in a number of collaborations, cultural trips, technical and intellectual exchanges. The aim of this exhibition was to enable British sculptors to work in Mexico through their local RBS connections, namely Mexican sculptors Pablo de Laborde Lascaris and Manuel Munoz G.G. whose artisans have helped to produce eight medium to large- scale works in steel and stone.

Throughout the show, the viewer will encounter a vast multitude of different ways in which the two materials of steel and stone can be worked. Whether hand-carved, sliced in slabs, used figuratively, abstractly or as raw as a rough boulder, this exhibition will prove the versatility of stone as a sculptural medium. Likewise, raw, rusted, painted, powder-coated or stainless, each sculptor will display the way in which they have pushed the boundaries of steel.

Not only has this been an opportunity for each of the eight artists to work on a more ambitious scale and format, but this initiative will also be one that results in the introduction of new and bold contemporary sculpture to Mexico. This aims to establish awareness around the ways in which sculptors work nowadays and see first-hand the kind of work freshly produced today. In our day and age, very few artists dare call themselves ‘sculptors’ and Synergia aims to celebrate a hand full of those who proudly carry the title.

Synergia will feature new works by James Capper (b.1987, London), Luke Hart (b. 1985, London), Pablo de Laborde Lascaris (b. 1985, Mexico), Adeline de Monseignat (b. 1987, Monaco), Manuel Muñoz G.G. (b.1982, Mexico), Amy Stephens (b.1981, London), Lucy Tomlins (b. 1981, Chertsey) and Samuel Zealey (b.1986, London).

Exhibition dates:
Opening 6th February 2018 The show will run for 10 weeks