News: Richard Serra at The Met
On April 13th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an exhibition chronicling the drawings of artist Richard Serra. The exhibition is a retrospective that spans approximately forty years of body of work that tests both the limitations and simplicity of the black line. As always with the exceptionally original Richard Serra, his drawings, like his sculptures, reveal an artist devoted to experimentation and unique thought. Although his sculptures can be viewed by different vantage points, his drawings depict only one vantage point: the artist’s own. These drawings, therefore, allow the audience a rare glimpse into the mind of the modern genius to contemplate the artist’s origins of inspiration along with the tedious but rewarding task of trying to make sense of these contemporary, two-dimensional artworks.
The works on display show the artist’s change in drawing technique from the early 1970’s to the mid-1970’s and display large-scale works that offer admirers of Richard Serra the chance to envision what the artist perceived as he studied either innate objects or colorful waterfront scenes. His drawings are also a testament to the exploration of originality through novel techniques that have become signature elements in a Richard Serra piece. Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective is opening in the Tisch Galleries until August 28th, 2011.
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