Sunday, 12 October 2014

Richard Serra - Gagosian

Richard Serra, Dead Load, 2014, forged steel
Richard Serra is at Gagosian, London until 28 February 2015.
Four tremendous steel sculptures by Richard Serra are on show at Gagosian's Britannia Street gallery and a five metre 'drawing' is on display at their Davies Street gallery until 22 November. I haven't seen the latter but can vouch for the power of the sculptures. As the artist explained in an exchange with Adrian Searle the selected works offer "different ways to approach a field or a space or a context". Dead Load presents the literal embodiment of massive, dead weight; Backdoor Pipeline is a huge, curved, elliptical tunnel through which the viewer can walk to experience the interplay of convex and concave and the changing play of light and dark; Ramble is a room full of 24 upright slabs of steel of varying dimensions between which one has to navigate a route; finally, London Cross is perhaps the 'classic' Serra in which one threateningly enormous wall of steel is balanced, above head height, diagonally across another. Thrilling stuff.
Read Adrian Searle's review. Watch a video tour of the installation. (All photographs by Mike Bruce / Gagosian.)
Richard Serra, Backdoor Pipeline, 2010
Richard Serra, Ramble, 2014
Richard Serra, London Cross, 2014
Richard Serra, Double Rift #2, 2011 (Painstick on handmade paper - at Davies Street gallery)

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