BOLD AND POWERFUL

Wow! I was spellbound with the Richard Serra prints at the Nasher Sculpture Center. All the pieces in the gallery were black and white and striking as you scanned the room.

 

Between the Torus and the Sphere V, 2006   Richard Serra

Between the Torus and the Sphere V, 2006   Richard Serra

Serra is a sculptor who loves to push the limitations of printmaking and experiment with the process. In a number of prints, he used Paintstik (an oil paint medium) and silica (sand) which were mixed together and put through a meat grinder to achieve remarkable texture. This is a case where you really need to see the prints to appreciate the sculptural surface. 

Untitled, 2008   Richard Serra

Untitled, 2008   Richard Serra

Serra's passion for line evolved into a captivation for volume. Many pieces consisted of large rectangles, squares and circles that expressed visual weight and mass.

Venice Notebook 2001, #16, 2001   Richard Serra

Venice Notebook 2001, #16, 2001   Richard Serra

This exhibit is an extensive study of Serra's printmaking work and defies the very definition of a print. These images were sculptural, weighted and textured. I'll be going back for a second and most likely a third look!