An installation view of the exhibition Richard Serra: Vertical and Horizontal Reversals, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2014.

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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Dates
November 6December 20, 2014
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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

A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #15, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #15, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 inches (158.1 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #13, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #13, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 inches (158.1 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #8, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #8, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
28 x 40 1/4 inches (71.1 x 102.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #14, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #14, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #3, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #3, 2014
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #11, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #11, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #13, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #13, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #5, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #5, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #7, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #7, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
28 x 40 1/4 inches (71.1 x 102.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #18, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #18, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
28 x 40 1/4 inches (71.1 x 102.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #4, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #4, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 1/2 inches (50.8 x 143.5 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #12, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #12, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #6, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #6, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #1, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #1, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #15, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Cape Breton Horizontal Reversal #15, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
20 x 56 inches (50.8 x 142.2 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #3, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #3, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #1, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #1, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #5, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #5, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #4, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #4, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #2, dated 2014.

Richard Serra

Greenpoint Horizontal Reversal #2, 2014
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #14, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #14, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 x 19 inches (157.5 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #11, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #11, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 inches (158.1 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #12, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #12, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 x 19 1/4 inches (157.5 x 48.9 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #1, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #1, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches (133.3 x 46.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #2, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #2, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/4 x 18 inches (132.7 x 45.7 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #3, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #3, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/4 x 18 inches (132.7 x 45.7 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #4, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #4, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches (132.7 x 46.4 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #5, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches (133.3 x 47.6 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #6, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #6, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
52 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches (133.3 x 47.6 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #10, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #10, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches (158.1 x 48.9 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #8, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #8, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 x 19 inches (157.5 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #9, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #9, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
61 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches (157.2 x 48.6 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #7, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #7, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 x 19 1/4 inches (157.5 x 48.9 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #15, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #15, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 inches (158.1 x 48.3 cm)
A drawing by Richard Serra, titled Rio Vertical Reversal #13, dated 2013.

Richard Serra

Rio Vertical Reversal #13, 2013
Litho crayon on handmade paper in two (2) parts
62 1/4 x 19 inches (158.1 x 48.3 cm)

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