Go See – New York: Richard Serra’s ‘Blind Spot’ and ‘Open Ended’ at Gagosian Gallery through December 23, 2009

November 3rd, 2009

Richard Serra Gagosian Open Ended
Richard Serra’s ‘Opened Ended’ via Gagosian Gallery

On view now at Gagosian Gallery‘s West 21st Street location are two large sculptures by Richard Serra. ‘Blind Spot’ and ‘Open Ended’ are similar concentric structures each made of six weatherproof steel plates. ‘Open Ended’ was first exhibited at Gagosian’s London gallery last year and this current exhibition marks the New York debut of both works.

Richard Serra: Blind Spot/Open Ended [Gagosian]
Recent Richard Serra Sculptures Coming to Chelsea [L Magazine]

Richard Serra Gagosian Blindspot
Richard Serra’s ‘Blind Spot’ via Gagosian Gallery

Serra is known for his massive steel sculptures, many in a similar vein as the two on view, that appear to defy gravity and threaten collapse upon the viewer. This is his first major US exhibition since the 2007 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2008, Serra’s ambitious work, ‘Promenade,’ was installed at the Grand Palais in Paris, consisting of five steel columns over fifty feet high.

Richard Serra Gagosian Blind Spot Open Ended
Richard Serra’s ‘Blind Spot’ and ‘Open Ended’ via Gagosian Gallery

Richard Serra’s ‘Blind Spot’ and ‘Open Ended’ at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea are on view October 27 through December 23, 2009.