Richard Serra: Bright & Ballast

November 8, 2011December 22, 2011

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl is pleased to present Richard Serra: Bight & Ballast, an exhibition of the artist’s most recent series of small-scale etchings.

In November 2010, Richard Serra began his most recent collaboration with Gemini G.E.L. on two series of prints – Bight and Ballast. Work began first on the solid, weighted Ballast images, and from his New York studio, Serra provided specifications for the imagery. Several forms in different sizes and proportions were considered, and ultimately four were selected. One, later titled Riser, was set aside as a special edition to be offered by the Metropolitan Museum during the artist’s drawing retrospective in the spring of 2011. Once the scale and formal aspects of all four prints were resolved, the rough texture – created from a rubbing of the stucco wall outside the Gemini workshop – was etched into the copper plate, and the editioning was intended to begin in earnest.

Opening reception Tuesday, November 8, 6 - 8 pm.

This exhibition will be on view at our temporary 23rd Street location while our new 24th Street gallery is being prepared. 

465 West 23rd Street, New York, New York 10011 

Richard Serra, Ballast I, 2011
Richard Serra
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Richard Serra, Ballast II, 2011
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Richard Serra, Ballast III, 2011
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Richard Serra, Junction #2, 2010
Richard Serra
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Richard Serra, Junction #3, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #6, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #9, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #10, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #11, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #12, 2010
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Richard Serra, Junction #13, 2010
Richard Serra
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