In collaboration with the opening of the Nasher Sculpture Center's "Richard Serra: Prints" exhibition, Leigh Arnold, Ph.D. and Assistant Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, shares the artist's journey that spans 45 years of creating art.
Serra began honing his craft in 1972 with the Los Angeles-based print workshop Gemini G.E.L., a studio known for innovation and a willingness to experiment. Working with Gemini allowed him to collaborate with master printers who understood the limitations of printmaking and helped Serra challenge the preconceived boundaries of the medium. Not knowing the “rules” of printmaking allowed Serra to believe that anything was possible.
Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, "Richard Serra: Prints" is a comprehensive retrospective of Serra’s work in printmaking, from his first lithographs in 1972, through his recent Reversals series of 2015. The exhibition will provide viewers with a greater understanding of how Serra transitioned between methods (lithography, silkscreen, etching), experimented with materials and scale, and created works that lay bare the process of printmaking.
The exhibit will be on view from January 28 – April 30, 2017 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, with a Member Preview on January 27th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
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