Isaac Cordal – Urban Inertia @ C.O.A Gallery
The solo show Urban Inertia by Spanish artist Isaac Cordal (featured), on view at C.O.A Gallery until November 28th, 2015 (6405 St Laurent, Montréal), reveals a world in crisis through the ironic drama that its leaders experience, a result of greed, ignorance, hypocrisy and lack of empathy.
The small resin characters are presented in desperate or contradictory situations, victims of their own schemes, disoriented, isolated or in groups where the illusion of power is greater and more obsessive. The tiny proportions of these figures show their narrow perspective of the reality around them, how disconnected they are with the other, and in this regard the suits are an indicator of social status and symbolic differentiation, at the same time anticipating their imminent fall.
Incapable of acknowledging their addictions, narcissism and perfidious intentions, these lost characters also follow their leaders towards emptiness and their own disaster in a competition for the survival of the fittest and, sadly, the worst.