One of the art world’s clear supernova of a star, Richard Serra, presented recent large scale etchings for his show Levels, Weights and Rifts 2008-20013 with an opening at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl last October 24th. Subdued darkness, elegant and monumental were the adjectives of the works on display which complimented the art audience that milled about. The effect is at once stunning but reverent in the nuanced way that Serra has always masterfully crafted his works. It was work that denoted presence and the attendees likewise were in a more placid mood to be adjuncts amidst the body of works exhibited. It is the grown up side of the art world where your tastes have refined and brashness seems to have outworn its appeal. Think of it as finally putting on a slick black formal tuxedo for a night out instead of those tattered jeans with a beat up motorcycle jacket. Both looks are cool but with the tuxedo it reads James Bond more than Dirty Harry. That is Double O as in Outstanding and Omnipresent.
Richard Serra: Levels, Weights & Rifts 2008-2013
On View: October 24 – December 11, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl. 535 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor. NYC, NY 10011
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography by: Olya Turcihin