Sunday, 20 February 2011

Gabriel Orozco | Sand on Table 1992-93

Sand on Table, 1992–93, Gabriel Orozco
Silver dye bleach print
12 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (31.8 x 47.6 cm)
© 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 ephemeral—in this case, a table on a beach topped with a pyramid of sand—and 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.

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