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Richard Serra

Joe Lo Giudice Gallery

A remarkable group exhibition by several first rank artists, notably John Chamberlain, Mark Di Suvero, and Jo Baer, has been installed in the enormous quarters of the Joe Lo Giudice Gallery. One can hardly claim that the intention of the exhibition was to play up the signal qualities of Richard Serra’s recent sculpture, although, in all honesty, much of the work other than Serra’s seemed rather casually included, if not wholly overwhelmed by the characteristics of Serra’s recent hot rolled steel plate organizations. Even Mark Di Suvero’s work, to which Serra acknowledges an early debt, seemed trivialized by the juxtaposition; unless, of course, the rendering of a peace symbol in three dimensions on a mammoth bridge-like scale (Di Suvero’s offering) is, in itself, a trivial idea to begin with, for all its bigness. In fact, the work of both these artists addresses itself to the problem of

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