Gabriel Orozco’s Inner Circles of the Wall is a record of intense physical action performed in the service of creating a work of art, much like the Dallas Museum of Art’s Jackson Pollock painting Cathedral, on view in the gallery across from the Orozco exhibition. In each case, the artist used nontraditional materials to create what appears to be a traditional art object. For Pollock, it is the tradition of painting to which the artist contributed and from which he diverged. With Orozco, it is the idea of sculpture that he likewise seems to respectfully sustain as well as subversively revise.
Produced for the exhibition Gabriel Orozco: Inner Circles of the Wall at the Dallas Museum of Art November 29, 2007–March 30, 2008