Renowned for his immense sheet metal sculptures and his key role in the Minimalist movement, Richard Serra has dominated the modern and contemporary art world for decades.
Given his international prominence and the elevated value of his art, it is no surprise that Serra is represented by one of the world’s top galleries: the Gagosian. With locations in New York, Beverly Hills, Athens, Hong Kong, Geneva, Rome, Paris, and London, the gallery is home to myriad acclaimed exhibitions – including, most recently, a show featuring recent sculptures and a large-scale drawing by Serra.
Simply referred to as ‘Richard Serra’, the exhibition spans two of the gallery’s London venues: its locations on Brittania Street and Davies Street, respectively. At its Brittania location, the gallery will display Double Rift #2, a five-meter long drawing created in 2011. Abstract in nature, Double Rift #2 is comprised of paintstick on handmade paper. While it is the only Serra work that will be featured at the gallery’s location on Brittania Street, with its grand scale and bold composition, Double Rift #2 alone is not to be missed.
At its Davies Street location, the Gagosian presents several sculptural works by Serra: Backdoor Pipeline (2010), Ramble (2014), Dead Load (2014), and London Cross (2014). While, like Double Rift #2, these are among the artist’s most recent work, they are – thanks to their large scale, steel composition, and minimalist style – undeniably a work of Richard Serra and a modern art must-see.
Double Rift #2 is on view at its Brittania Street location until November 22, while you can catchBackdoor Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, and London Cross on Davies Street until February 28, 2015!