A sculptor and photographer, Orozco works in a style that is elegant, minimal, and antimonumental. Although his sculptures are often ephemeral-in this case, he has turned an old sofa on its side, arranging its foam innards in a pattern on the ground-his photographs give these constructed situations a longer life. His odd interventions encourage an awareness of the poetic richness latent in ordinary things, as well as of the temporal fragility of our accomplishments.
the artist; [Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 34," February 25, 2003–June 22, 2003.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969," June 25, 2013–January 26, 2014.
Orozco, Gabriel. Gabriel Orozco, edited by Alma Ruiz. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2000. pp. 186–187.