Alfredo Jaar | Walking On Water
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.
Hours: Quint Gallery is now open for walk-ins, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am - 4 pm.
COVID-19 Guidelines: Visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times within the building. Staff is dedicated to regular disinfecting of the space, and the safety of visitors remains a primary concern.