November 23, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Drawing provides a space, a place for me to go to where I can concentrate on an activity that is satisfying in and of itself.
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Drawings,” an exhibition introducing two new series of work by Richard Serra, July and Rifts. This is his first major drawing exhibition in Paris since 1995.
Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938. His groundbreaking bodies of work in both sculpture and drawing have been celebrated with major retrospectives at The Museum of Modern Art, “Richard Serra Sculpture Forty Years,” (2007) and “Richard Serra/Sculpture,” (1986). “Richard Serra Drawings: Work Comes Out of Work” was presented at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2008. He has produced large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings spanning the globe, from Iceland to New Zealand. In addition to the eight-part permanent installation The Matter of Time, conceived for the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2005, Serra presented Promenade for MONUMENTA at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2008. “Richard Serra Drawings: A Retrospective” opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010, and is currently on view at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It will travel to The Menil Collection, Houston in 2012.