Gagosian is pleased to present five new sculptures by Richard Serra.
Amongst Elevations, 2006, weatherproof steel
Round, 1997, forged weatherproof steel
Equal Weights and Measures, 2006, forged weatherproof steel
No Relief, 2006, weatherproof steel
Elevational Mass, 2006, hot rolled steel
Weight is a value for me, not that it is any more compelling than lightness, but I simply know more about weight than lightness and therefore I have more to say about it, more to say about the balancing of weight, the diminishing of weight, the addition and subtraction of weight, the concentration of weight, the rigging of weight, the propping of weight, the placement of weight, the locking of weight, the psychological effects of weight, the disorientation of weight, the disequilibrium of weight, the rotation of weight, the movement of weight, the directionality of weight, the shape of weight. I have more to say about the perpetual and meticulous adjustments of weight, more to say about the pleasure derived from the exactitude of the laws of gravity. I have more to say about the processing of the weight of steel, more to say about the forge, the rolling mill, and the open hearth.
Serra’s rolled, planar works are concerned with division, elevation, and passage, whereas the forged works deal primarily with weight, density, and mass. Serra’s desire to involve the viewer with his work parallels his desire to create works that respond to a specific site. His large indoor installations are built within the context of the architecture, their scale and placement determined by the size and shape of the room and by the limitations of weight load and access to space. The massive steel structures alter and reshape one’s perception of space. As only parts of these works can be seen from any one vantage point, they require that time be spent walking, looking, anticipating, and remembering. As the viewer moves in, around, and through them, they change configuration with every step. Their meaning unfolds through one’s constantly changing physical experience of them and the space that they occupy.
From Richard Serra: Trevor Noah’s Message Against Racial Injustice
In response to enduring racial injustices and the recent widespread civil unrest, Richard Serra urges people to watch this video commentary by Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show.
The Art of Perception: Richard Serra’s Films
For eleven years, from 1968 to 1979, Richard Serra created a collection of films and videos that felt out the uncharted phenomenological boundaries of the medium. Carlos Valladares explores a selection of these works.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.
Intimate Grandeur: Glenstone Museum
Paul Goldberger tracks the evolution of Mitchell and Emily Rales’s Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Set amid 230 acres of pristine landscape and housing a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art, this graceful complex of pavilions, designed by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, opened to the public in the fall of 2018.
Extended through January 11, 2020
September 17, 2019–January 11, 2020
555 West 24th Street, New York
September 17, 2019–February 1, 2020
West 21st Street, New York
Triptychs and Diptychs
September 16–November 2, 2019
980 Madison Avenue, New York
April 6–May 25, 2018
Grosvenor Hill, London