Other Walks: Gabriel Orozco

  • A view from above of footstep imprints left in a cement sidewalk. The cement is cracked and various shades of dark gray. At the top is a blue line that signals the edge of the sidewalk and indicates that the space next to it is reserved for disabled parking.

    Gabriel Orozco
    Right couple, 2010
    Chromogenic print
    16 × 20 inches
    Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.
    ©Gabriel Orozco

    What is important is not so much what people see in the gallery or the museum, but what people see after looking at these things, how they confront reality again.  Really great art regenerates the perception of reality. . . .  –Gabriel Orozco, 1998​​​

    A show within a show, Other Walks: Gabriel Orozco is an in-depth look at the photographs and videos of Gabriel Orozco, who since art school has walked the streets and experimented with what he encounters. For Orozco, photography is less a medium than a tool for collecting his interactions with circumstances and objects. He sees his straightforward photographs—rainwater collected in an umbrella, fleeting footprints embalmed in concrete, steam rising from a grate—as containers of events or phenomena that are still occurring, still being experienced, through the viewers’ act of looking. The photographs are accompanied by three rarely shown videos shot on the streets of Amsterdam and New York and in a London supermarket.​​

    Other Walks: Gabriel Orozco is part of the larger exhibition, Other Walks, Other Lines, on view until March 10, 2019.

    Other Walks, Other Lines is sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation and Melanie and Peter Cross. In-kind support for equipment is provided by BrightSign. Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José.


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    November 3, 2018

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