Richard Serra

Wake Blindspot Catwalk Vice-Versa
September 20 - October 25, 2003

Richard Serra - Wake  Blindspot  Catwalk  Vice-Versa
Blindspot (detail), 2003
Weatherproof Steel
14' x 60' x 29' 6" (4.2 x 18.3 x 90 m)

Photo by Dirk Reinartz



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Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of four new sculptures by Richard Serra: Wake, Blindspot, Catwalk and Vice-Versa.

This exhibition expands upon Serra's use of sculptural shapes and configurations first introduced in his exhibition Torqued Spirals, Toruses and Spheres at Gagosian Gallery in October 2001. In three of the sculptures, Wake, Blindspot and Vice-Versa, Serra continues to develop his vocabulary of toruses (or toroid) and spheroid sections. "To begin to understand these forms," Hal Foster has written, "picture a column or (better) a doughnut: its outside edge will describe a spheroid section, while its inside edge will describe what is called a torus, and each will have the same radius."

Blindspot carries on from where the configuration of Serra's Torqued Spirals and the shapes of the Toruses and Spheres of the earlier exhibition left off. It is composed of six plates, three spheres and three toruses.

Wake occupies the largest space in the gallery, with its five pairs of locked toroid forms measuring 14 feet high, 48 feet long and six feet wide apiece. Each of these five closed volumes is comprised of two toruses, with the profile of a solid, vertically flattened S.

Vice-Versa consists of one toroid pairing, here presented in an open configuration.

In Catwalk (Reverse Camber) a single, 16 by 22 foot horizontal plate bridges the elevational cut flanking the incline plane of the gallery floor.

For further information, please contact the gallery.