Richard Serra

Fernando Pessoa
May 21 - July 31, 2009

Richard Serra - Fernando Pessoa
RICHARD SERRA
Fernando Pessoa, 2007-2008
Weatherproof steel
354 1/2 x 118 1/8 x 8 inches (900.4 x 300 x 20.3 cm)

Photo by Joshua M. White




The sculpture Fernando Pessoa (2007-08) is on view at the Britannia street Gallery, following Gagosian Gallery's presentation of two concurrent exhibitions of new work by Richard Serra in the fall 2008, which were Serra's first exhibitions in London since Weight and Measure was presented in the Duveen Galleries at the Tate Gallery in 1992.

Born in 1939, Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. His groundbreaking sculpture explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer. He has produced unparalleled large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings. In the summer of 2008, he conceived Promenade, a course of five steel sculptural elements towering seventeen metres, for MONUMENTA at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Other recent projects include the eight-part permanent installation The Matter of Time at the Guggenheim Bilbao (2005) and a survey exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (2007). Work comes out of work, an exhibition of works on paper 1989-2008, was presented last yeat at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Kate Nesin.

For further information, please contact the gallery at +44.20.7841.9960 or london@gagosian.com.