Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born 1962)
Silver dye bleach print; 12 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (31.8 x 47.6 cm)
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1995 (1995.137.2)
© Gabriel Orozco, Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Orozco works in sculpture and photography in a style that is elegant, minimal, and antimonumental. His sculptures are often ephemeralin this case, a table on a beach topped with a pyramid of sandand his photograph of it gives the constructed situation a longer life. This work encourages an awareness of the temporal fragility of our accomplishments as well as of the richness of the resources available if we would but use the ordinary in poetic ways.