Richard Serra: Prints opens January 29th at the University of Virginia's Fralin Museum of Art. Join us at 5:30pm for the Museum’s most popular, recurring social event, Final Fridays, where philanthropist and art collector Jordan D. Schnitzer will discuss Serra's works, his passion for collecting and sharing art, and more.
Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, Richard Serra: Prints will showcase the prints of contemporary icon Richard Serra. Best known for his large scale public sculpture, Serra has consistently maintained a practice in related media including film, drawing, and printmaking. The exhibition features his earliest graphic attempts in lithography from 1972 through more recent works created in 2015.
Many of Serra’s prints are directly related to specific (earlier) sculptural pieces. In several of these works, the images function as sketches of the physical experience of the sculpture in relation to the body. In others, Serra resolves the visual possibilities of the sculpture as the body moves in space. In either case, the two-dimensional black and white images, in their utter simplicity, evoke the complex tectonic attributes of his steel sculptures such as weight, compression, stasis, mass, and tension.
This exhibition will also include autonomous prints dedicated to social and political themes, topics and figures of the moral majority, Jesse Helms, and Irish hunger-striker Bobby Sands.
Read more about the opening event. The exhibition runs through May 8th.