Richard Serra

Famed minimalist Richard Serra, perhaps best known for his site-specific sculptures, has created works that span the mediums, including drawing and video, and that cross the continents from America to Asia. The single most important characteristic of his art is its pure physicality; the presence of his work, either because of materials or the site, is always insistent and, at times, unsettling. Frequently using industrial materials, Serra's sculptures evoke a sense of rawness while their towering heights and simple lines forcefully transgress into the viewer's space. In his series Tilted Arcs (1996-1999) monumental sheets of steel curve through public spaces, creating private enclaves even as these interventions shatter prior relationships with said spaces. His works have been at exhibited the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial, as well as at numerous institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum.

SHOWS

Messin Around
Rock, Paper, Nature
Richard Serra: Equals
New Acquisitions Autumn 2018
Equals
Photographic Impressions
Double Rift
Latitudes
Richard Serra: Horizontal Reversals
New Beginnings
Reversal
NJ-2, ROUNDS: EQUAL WEIGHT, UNEQUAL MEASURE, ROTATE
Drawings
MELODRAMA, ACT 2: NEW YORK
RICHARD SERRA
NJ-1
EXPERIMENTS IN ART AND TECHNOLOGY (E.A.T.)’S THE NEW YORK COLLECTION FOR STOCKHOLM PORTFOLIO (1973)
Above Below Betwixt Between, Every Which Way, Silence (For John Cage), Through
Ramble Drawings

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