Two Exhibitions at YAM Gallery
By Adolfo Caballero The gallery is very proud to present the solo show Stone Notebooks by Carlos Pez, a collection of works completed in the year 2011 as the result of a road trip from the emblematic printing workshop La Ceiba Gráfica in the state of Veracruz to the studio of the artist in Brooklyn, NY. In collaboration with his mentor, the artist Per Anderson, Carlos re-designed his van to carry all the equipment, materials and tools that he needed to have a mobile studio in which to illustrate his journey. After exhausting sessions of driving, the muses appeared in a curve of the landscape with the intensity of a tornado to inspire this series of paintings and lithographs. The exhibition was first shown this year at the gallery Traeger & Pinto in Mexico City with an overwhelmingly positive response from the public and the critics. The group show Dibujos includes work by the YAM artists Adam Chamandy, Cristóbal Gajardo and Taka Fernández, demonstrating different approaches to the art of contemporary drawing. A remarkable piece, Adaptation of Some Dead Painters, by Gajardo is a remake of a famous etching by Goya on a monumental scale — 220 cms x 170 cms. Chamandy presents 012, a wall installation of several drawings that illustrate the originality and obsession of his art. His recent participation in the Salon de Dessin in Paris last April brought him recognition by some of the most influential art publications in France. Fernández is one the most prominent artists of his generation. Born in Mexico City in 1968, he has shown his work at leading art fairs in Mexico City, Paris, Basel, Madrid and Miami and is represented in the collections of Jumex, Carrillo Gil, Tequila Don Julio, among others. For this exhibition the artist presents a group of six drawings in standard format.