• Richard Serra

    Christian Stein Gallery

    The first and most direct feeling elicited by this Richard Serra exhibition was tranquillity, as though the new, rigorous space of the gallery did not allow the sculptures the possibility of aggression. Serra designed the installation to integrate harmoniously with the internal architectural structure. Thus the observer was able to avoid the shock (a reaction to hyperenergy) that installations by the American artist typically evoke, and enter the narrative “plot” of the structures.

    La Savio, completed in 1985, was placed in one corner of the gallery. Its spare vertical forms are defined by the

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