Anyone viewing one of Richard Serra’s signature “Rounds’ sculpture for the first time may be baffled by its hulking shape, rusty exterior and industrial simplicity. Serra’s forged-steel works vary in scale from miniature to humongous, with each variant symbolizing a concept of ‘weightness.’ “Weight is a value for me—not that it is any more compelling than lightness, but I simply know more about weight than about lightness and therefore I have more to say about it,” said the artist in a statement.
A total of four never-before-seen pieces from ‘Rounds’ will be the focus of an upcoming exhibition at Gagosian New York. Each sculpture was composed of multiple 50-ton elements. Running concurrently with “Forged Rounds” are two additional exhibitions entitled “Triptychs and Diptychs” and “Reverse Curve.” A series of new diptych and triptych drawings ostensibly portraying conceptual sketches of Serra’s sculptures and abstract motifs will be on display at 980 Madison Avenue for “Triptychs and Diptychs.” The centerpiece for “Reverse Curve” will be a mammoth sculpture measuring 99-feet-wide and 13-feet-tall, dividing the dealer’s West 21st Street gallery space.
Visit Gagosian’s website for full details on the concurrent shows and find their launch dates below.
In international exhibitions, David winner will host a two-person exhibition entitled “Affinities” that will display the works of Trinidad-based artists Jasmine Thomas-Girvan and Chris Ofili.
RICHARD SERRA, GAGOSIAN NEW YORK
“Triptychs and Diptychs” | Madison Avenue, New York
September –November, | Opening reception: Monday, September 16, 6–8 pm EST
“Forged Rounds” | West 24th Street, New York
September –December, | Opening reception: Tuesday, September 17, 6–8 pm EST
“Reverse Curve” | West 21st Street, New York
September, –February, | Opening reception: Tuesday, September 17, 6–8 pm EST
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#RichardSerra: Gagosian New York is pleased to present three exhibitions of recent sculptures and drawings by Richard Serra. – “Triptychs and Diptychs” at 980 Madison Avenue “Forged Rounds” at 555 West 24th Street “Reverse Curve” at 522 West 21st Street – At 980 Madison Avenue, a series of new diptych and triptych drawings will be on view. Four new works from Serra’s “Rounds” series will fill the entire West 24th Street gallery. Each forged-steel sculpture is composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights. Bisecting the West 21st Street gallery space will be “Reverse Curve," a sculpture measuring 99 feet long and 13 feet high. Originally conceived in 2005 for a public project in Reggio Emilia, Italy, "Reverse Curve” is finally being realized for the first time. Learn more about via the link in our bio! __________ #Gagosian Artwork © 2019 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Silke von Berswordt
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