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Friday, June 23, 2006

Cozy Steel

What I liked most about Richard Serra's show, "Rolled and Forged," at Gagosian Gallery: the cozy feeling I experienced while walking between slabs of steel. In one gallery, steel walls create a maze of pathways for the viewer to enter. The different-sized rusted slabs felt safe, a nice little hiding space within this gymnasium gallery. The other steel sculptures weren't as intriguing, just big, heavy blocks or sheets. Still, these works force the viewer to focus on texture, weight and mass, which, I believe, is the artist's intent. (Images via Gagosian Gallery)