Richard Serra @ Gagosian, Size doesn't Matter!
Chelsea Gallery Walk.. Part I.
The New Richard Serra show, "Rolled and Forged" at Gagosian Gallery, NYC, Chelsea...it's on view till Aug 11th.
First off.. here's a few pictures.
This first photo is of "Elevations, Repetitions, 2006"
Lets just say.. it's big, very big.. like,
It fills a room the size of a football field..
Trust me.. This work is more thought provoking close up. The random mix of blues & rusts are actually beautiful.
There are 2 other huge works in the show, each presented in their own football field sized room...but both are too boring to even bother posting photographs.
So.. after reading all the reviews... you'd expect something great from Richard Serra..??
No?? Because you can't help but be a fan of Richard Serra after seeing his works at the Dia Beacon, right? Like Wow! Now, No Joke, Those works at Dia, "Torqued Ellipses," are perhaps the greatest sculptures of the 20th Century. In fact, They are not to be missed if you ever find yourself anywhere near Beacon, NY this summer.
But, this new show at Gagosian... Yikes! It is such a big disappointment.. and as with Serra, the emphasis is on the BIG!
Well..The show is worth checking out.. even though there's nothing new or original here..
After all.. in the Art World, you only get to see failure on such a large scale every once in a few years... so.. like.. When is the next Christo event?
Well.. OK.. with the G.W. Bush Administration...we see failure, maybe once every few days! But that's not in the art world..thank god!
OK.. and as always with any
over hyped Gagosian show.. there was lots of puffy, fluffy, bribed press to gush foolishly over the show... Like, does anyone, ever have anything critical to say anymore??
- David Spiher at Gay City News
- Joao Ribas of the New York Sun
- Roberta Smith of The New York Times
- Viola Salzedo-Gramm of New York Press
- Yet another One at : NYC.com
- Another by Joe Beres at Off Center from the Walker
- Walter Robinson at Artnet.com
More Chelsea Gallery Walk to come..