GAGOSIAN: RICHARD SERRA EXHIBITION: ABOVE BELOW BETWIXT BETWEEN EVERYDAY WHICH SILENCE (FOR JOHN CAGE) THROUGH
Gagosian Gallery presents four new large-scale steel sculptures and an Installation Drawing by Richard Serra through October 22nd. This will be the thirtieth major exhibition of Serra’s work presented by Gagosian Gallery since 1983. The exhibition is comprised of solid steel slab works, as well as a drawing against the gallery’s pristine white walls. The applications of these minimalist masterworks in different configurations explore the artist’s ideas about weight, balance and space. If given the opportunity, don’t miss the chance to catch this spectacular exhibition in person!
Richard Serra’s (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, 1966, and, in the United States, at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. Serra has since participated in documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), in Kassel; the Venice Biennales of 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013; and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions of 1968, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1995, and 2006.
More recently, in 2005 eight large-scale works by Serra were installed permanently at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and in 2007 The Museum of Modern Art, New York presented a retrospective of the artist’s work. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris in 2008 (MONUMENTA 2008: Richard Serra: Promenade); in 2011-12 the exhibition Brancusi-Serra traveled from the Beyeler Foundation, Riehen to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and a traveling survey of Serra’s drawings was on view in 2011–12 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Menil Collection, Houston (which was the organizing venue).
In 2014, the Qatar Museum Authority presented a two-venue retrospective survey of his work at the QMA Gallery and the Al Riwaq exhibition space, Doha; also in Qatar, a new permanent, site-specific work, East-West/West-East was installed in the Brouq Nature Reserve in the Zekreet Desert. An exhibition of works on paper by the artist was presented at the Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro from May – September 2014.
Every Which Way, 2015
Sixteen slabs, overall: 11’ × 53’ 6” × 21’ (3.4 m × 16.3 m × 6.4 m) + Reference Image: