Monday, May 29, 2006

Heavy Metal: Serra, Smith and de Suvero

Richard Serra@Gagosian Gallery

‘Heavy Metal’ master Richard Serra has done it again. I usually detest most post-David Smith rusted steel sculpture, but this latest show @ Gagosian just whets my appetite for the upcoming show planned for Spring of 2007 at MoMA. See photos of these heavy weight Serra sculptures (thanks to Brent Burket).

Turns out it’s ‘Springtime for Sculpture in Chelsea’ right now. The show of early steel sculpture by Tony Smith@Matthew Marks provides the perfect foil to the rusted surfaces and elemental forces of Serra with precise black geometric constructions. Just when you thought that there was enough strong sculpture here for an entire city in a few small blocks, you stumble upon that other ‘master of the momentous’:

Mark de Suvero@Paula Cooper

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