Friday, May 13, 2016

Art Review: From Richard Serra, Steel Behemoths That Get Into Your Head

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Ken Johnson
Mr. Serra’s “Every Which Way” (2015). Credit Philip Greenberg for The New York Times
NEW YORK---Richard Serra may have his ideological detractors, but he is certainly today’s greatest living sculptor of Minimalist abstraction. Exhibitions of new works occupying Gagosian Gallery’s two Chelsea display spaces find Mr. Serra at 76 still wrangling fundamentals of shape, space, gravity and time into objects and installations of thrilling severity. Like the Rothko Chapel, this is a space for meditating on terrestrial perception and cosmic ineffabilities. [link]
“Silence (for John Cage)" (2015), a forged-steel sculpture by Mr. Serra. Credit Philip Greenberg for The New York Times