A well deserved mid-career retrospective covering two decades of work by Gabriel Orozco is on display through the end of February at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Gabriel Orozco, Mobile Matrix (detail), graphite on gray whale skeleton, 2006.
This exhibition marks the first chance to experience “Mobile Matrix” (above) outside of it’s permanent home at the Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City. The sculpture is a reassembled skeleton of a thirty-five foot gray whale that was drawn on with graphite by the artist and some twenty assistants. The lines fall on the sculpture like a wire frame, at once affirming and denying the three dimensional surface.
Gabriel Orozco, Atomist Making Strides, gouache and ink on newspaper clipping, 1996.
The work of Gabriel Orozco is a celebration of the individual. His ideas flow through a variety of media with no particular specialization. Each concept sets off on it’s own path toward a unique and viable solution. More than eighty artworks have been installed for this exhibit. The museum has put together a solid online presentation that fills in the blanks for those that will not be able to attend the show.
Gabriel Orozco, La DS, modified Citroën DS, 1993.
This is the first stop for the retrospective. The exhibit will travel to Switzerland, France and England with separate installation scenarios designed for each venue.
13 December 2009 – 1 March 2010