Richard Serra: Vertical and Horizontal Reversals
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new drawings by Richard Serra at its 537 West 20th Street gallery.
Serra began creating drawings in 1971, and they continue to constitute an autonomous part of his practice. Often large in scale, the artist's drawings are typically made with a thick impasto of black paintstick (or, more recently, lithographic crayons melted and formed into a brick), which is applied to a surface in broad, dense passages. Serra's exclusive use of black in these abstract works absorbs and reduces light, conveying a sense of weight, gravity, and mass.
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Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the publication Richard Serra: Vertical and Horizontal Reversals includes reproductions of all 33 drawings from the exhibition, as well as a text by art historian Gordon Hughes. Published by David Zwirner Books | Steidl