Thursday, September 29, 2011

Richard Serra

Took in the Richard Serra show at the Gagosian gallery the other day, and it was extraordinary. It consists of two very large weatherproof steel sculptures that fill the space like mazes. The fact that you can walk "through" them also adds to the experience of experiencing them and adds a touch of anxiety.  I was overwhelmed by the scale of course but also by the texture and the color of the work. The steel was so soft and smooth that I thought it was wood but of course that is not his medium. A brilliant show of force by one of our best sculptors.


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