Commonwealth and Council

The Mute Object and Ancient Stories of Today

Gala Porras-Kim

Press Release
Installation View

Installation View

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013

graphite on paper, adhesive, artist’s frame
diptych: 20” x 28 ½” x 2” (L); 16 ¼” x 10” x 2” (R)

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013, detail-L

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013, detail-L

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013, detail-R

Phaistos disk, by frequency, 2013, detail-R

Installation view

Installation view

Cascajal Block, transfer slab, 2013

Cascajal Block, transfer slab, 2013

limestone, graphite on newsprint
approx. 27” x 21” x 2”

Cascajal Block, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

Cascajal Block, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

La Mojarra Stella, transfer slab, 2013

La Mojarra Stella, transfer slab, 2013

limestone, graphite on newsprint
approx. 47” x 32” x 2”

La Mojarra Stella, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

La Mojarra Stella, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

Yaguila Monument 1, transfer slab, 2013

Yaguila Monument 1, transfer slab, 2013

limestone, graphite on newsprint
approx. 39” x 22” x 2”

Yaguila Monument 1, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

Yaguila Monument 1, transfer slab, 2013 -transfer

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

San Miguel Sola Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013

San Miguel Sola Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013

sandstone, mahogany, graphite on newsprint
8” x 10 ¾” x 8 ¼”

San Miguel Sola Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013 -transfer

San Miguel Sola Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013 -transfer

San Pablo Coatlan Plate 40, transfer stone, 2013

San Pablo Coatlan Plate 40, transfer stone, 2013

sandstone, mahogany, graphite on newsprint
8” x 8 ¼” x 9 ¼”

Stone CCA-t5-16, transfer stone, 2013

Stone CCA-t5-16, transfer stone, 2013

sandstone, mahogany, graphite on newsprint
7 ½” x 9 ½” x 9 ¼”

Tequixtepec del Rey, Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013

Tequixtepec del Rey, Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013

sandstone, mahogany, graphite on newsprint
7 ½” x 10 ½” x 8”

Tequixtepec del Rey, Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013 -transfer

Tequixtepec del Rey, Monument 1, transfer stone, 2013 -transfer

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013

graphite on paper, adhesive, artist’s frame
diptych: 35” x 30” x 2” (L); 15 ½” x 19 ½” x 2” (R)

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013, detail-L

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013, detail-L

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013, detail-R

Rongorongo text B (RR4), alien, human, animal, to plant, 2013, detail-R

Installation view

Installation view

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 085), by scale, 2013

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 085), by scale, 2013

graphite on paper, adhesive, artist’s frame
diptych: 27 ¾” x 22 ½” x 2” (L); 8 ½” x 10 ½” x 2” (R)

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 085), by scale, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 085), by scale, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013

graphite on paper, adhesive, artist’s frame
diptych: 44” x 30” x 2” (L); 17 ½” x 17” x 2” (R)

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013, detail-R

Proto Elamite (MDP 06, 5242), by number of strokes, 2013, detail-R

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013

graphite on paper, adhesive, artist’s frame
diptych: 23 ½” x 17” x 2” (L); 7 ½” x 8 ¾” (R)

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013, detail-L

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013, detail-R

Proto Elamite (MDP 17, 036), round to straight marks, 2013, detail-R

Tabula recta, 2013

Tabula recta, 2013

serigraph
28” x 22”
edition of 30 + 5 A.P.