Richard Serra, Trajectory11. Sep - 8. Oct 13 / ended Alan Cristea Gallery
10am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am - 2pm Sat
Richard Serra, Trajectory
The Alan Cristea Gallery will present the first exhibition in the UK devoted to Richard Serra’s prints. Serra is an artist well known for his monumental sculpture which explores and defies concepts of weight, balance and gravity. Since the 1970s prints and drawings have also been an important part of his practice and this exhibition will introduce audiences to the artist’s equally prolific work as a printmaker.
This exhibition focuses on three groups of etchings from the past ten years. Extension and Trajectory are both part of the Arc of the Curve series from 2004, and examine movement through space and the curve of a line, from broad, sweeping gestures to slight bends and turns. Some lean dramatically; others stoop. In contrast, Ballast (2011), is a series dealing with weight, stability and control; the black mass sits at the bottom of the sheet, revealing a small glimpse of white paper at the top. These prints are serious, minimal and sculptural – a closer look at their surface reveals a highly pitted, three-dimensional, intaglio landscape.
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