RICHARD SERRA - Open Ended, 2007-2008 - Weatherproof steel - 149 1/2 x 717 1/2 x 290 5/8 inches (379.7 x 1822.4 x 736.6 cm)
RICHARD SERRA - Tracks #41, 2008 - Paintstick on handmade paper - 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
October 4 - December 20, 2008
Gagosian Gallery is presenting two concurrent exhibitions of new work by Richard Serra. Three new steel sculptures will be shown at the Britannia Street galleries together with "forged drawings" – small, geometric forged steel plates with paint stick applied to the surface
At the same time, new works on paper will be shown at the Davies Street gallery. These are Serra's first exhibitions in London since Weight and Measure was presented in the Duveen Galleries at the Tate Gallery in 1992.
Born in 1939, Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. His groundbreaking sculpture explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer. He has produced unparalleled large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings. Earlier this year, he conceived Promenade, a course of five steel sculptural elements towering seventeen metres, for MONUMENTA at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Other recent projects include the eight-part permanent installation The Matter of Time at the Guggenheim Bilbao (2005) and a survey exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (2007). Work comes out of work, an exhibition of works on paper 1989-2008, was presented this summer at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.