Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born Jalapa Enriquez, 1962)
Silver dye bleach print
32.7 x 47.3 cm (12 7/8 x 18 5/8 in.)
Purchase, Neuberger Berman Foundation Gift, 2004
Not on view
Orozco’s work fluidly crosses traditional boundaries between photography, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. Since the 1980s he has used the camera to document his own ephemeral sculptures (a pile of sand on a table, a shoebox in the snow, clay bearing the imprint of his hand) as well as to record the unexpected beauty of found objects or situations such as the half-moon sweep of a dog’s tail on a sandy concrete floor or a curled up potato bug. His photographs are remarkable for the regenerating effects they have on our perception—for the ways in which they enrich our subsequent encounters with reality and open our eyes to what is already there.
Inscription: Gallery labels affixed to frame verso
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection," May 15, 2007–September 3, 2007.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969," June 25, 2013–January 26, 2014.
Parkett 48 (1996). p. 58.
Orozco, Gabriel. Gabriel Orozco, edited by Alma Ruiz. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2000. pp. 102–103.