• PICTURE THIS: Richard Serra on the Level in Chelsea

    Opening Reception for Richard Serra is elegance in BLACK
    Opening Reception for Richard Serra is elegance in BLACK
    Richard Serra is a master of the subtle and sublime
    Richard Serra is a master of the subtle and sublime

    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 Weyl535 West 24th Street, 3rd Floor. NYC, NY 10011

     

    Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Olya Turcihin

    The more grown up art night in Chelsea at Gemini G.E.L. Gallery
    The more grown up art night in Chelsea at Gemini G.E.L. Gallery
    The masterful works of Richard Serra
    The masterful works of Richard Serra
    Elegance ruled at Gemini G.E.L. for Richard Serra Opening Reception
    Elegance ruled at Gemini G.E.L. for Richard Serra Opening Reception
    Chelsea Thursday Art Night at Gemini G.E.L. gallery
    Chelsea Thursday Art Night at Gemini G.E.L. gallery
    High Art equals High Style at Gemini G.E.L. for Richard Serra Opening
    High Art equals High Style at Gemini G.E.L. for Richard Serra Opening

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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