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Alfredo Jaar: 'Walking On Water'

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until April 24, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Quint Gallery, 7655 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

Check out Quint Gallery's new main space in La Jolla, just a block away from their Quint ONE gallery. The inaugural exhibition is a large-scale lightbox photography installation by Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar titled "Walking On Water." Originally created in 1992, it depicts migrants crossing the border from Mexico across the Rio Grande. The subject is as relevant today as it was in the '90s. The size and scope of the multiple lightboxes invites and implicates the viewer into understanding their own culpability as well as how these stories are told, perceived and skewed. And while you're making appointments and planning a trip to La Jolla, try to hit up Quint ONE as well. On view through April 3 is a brand new diamond-shaped, hypnotic Gary Lang painting, created with the space in mind. -- Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

Opening on February 27, Quint Gallery will open a new location at 7655 Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

The new space will open with an installation by Chilean artist and architect Alfredo Jaar titled Walking On Water, originally created in 1992. Walking On Water employs light boxes containing photographs that depict migrants crossing the Rio Grande by foot from Mexico into the United States. The Rio Grande has become an even more dangerous migration route for asylum seekers in recent years, and this artwork places the viewer in a position to consider their own participation and how they frame this reality. Like those that control border mechanisms, the artist too has undermined reality by obscuring the full picture from view.

The new gallery is situated a block away from ONE, which opened in July 2020 at 7722 Girard Avenue and will continue its programming dedicated to the concept of “slow art,” exhibiting a single, monumental artwork at a time. 7655 Girard Avenue will be the hub for all things Quint Gallery, including The Museum Of__, book and print publishing imprint Quint Editions, as well as a gift shop and library.

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Photograph of Alfredo Jaar's "Walking on Water," courtesy...

Above: Photograph of Alfredo Jaar's "Walking on Water," courtesy of Quint Gallery.


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