Nasher Sculpture Center presents Richard Serra: Prints Closing Day
Prints, an exhibition of the renowned sculptor’s two-dimensional explorations of form and mass. The exhibition features the artist’s earliest graphic attempts in lithography through more recent works created in 2015. All works in the exhibition were drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.
Unquestionably one of the most celebrated and influential artists of our time, and best known for his groundbreaking, large-scale Cor-Ten steel sculptures, Richard Serra has been making prints since 1972, in his first collaboration with Gemini G.E.L., the renowned artists’ workshop and publisher of fine-art limited edition prints and sculptures. In his years of involvement with the workshop, Serra has used experimental printing techniques and such unorthodox materials as oil stick and silica, continually pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking.
All of Serra’s prints employ only one color, or "property," as he calls it, black - because of its ability to absorb light and create weight, qualities which dominate his sculptural work as well. The large format and rich textural surfaces of the prints also evoke the complex tectonic attributes of his steel sculptures, such as compression, stasis, mass, and tension.