Gabriel Orozco

Marian Goodman Gallery | New York

Gabriel Orozco makes art about things (and people and moments) and the spaces between them. We need both to make sense of the world: Trying to see everything, you get only a blur, but look at every other thing, and a pattern emerges. The question becomes, Which things do you choose, and which does your eye (or hand) skip over?

In Orozco’s first solo show in New York, he displayed a single piece, Yogurt Caps, 1994. One blue-rimmed clear plastic lid, complete with expiration date, hung on each of the four walls of the main gallery, highlighting the emptiness between the barely-there readymades. The caps reappear in his current exhibition, this time parenthesizing a very full front room: three distinct pieces displayed in the form of a large, single installation. Two other rooms and even the hallway were packed to the rafters—the exhibition checklist weighs in like a small-town phone book.


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