FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richard Serra: Path and Edges
Jasper Johns: Black and White Prints
Exhibition Dates: March 8 April 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, B6 (Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: Tyler Lemkin
310.264.0640, Fax: 310.264.0740
Web site, http://www.bobbiegreenfieldgallery.com
Public hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
Richard Serra, “Path and Edges #2”, 2007, 1 color etching , 26 x 39 1⁄2 inches, edition of 60.
© 2007 Richard Serra and Gemini G.E.L./ARS, New York.
On exhibition from March 8 through April 12, 2008 at the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery will be a suite of 13 new etchings by New York artist Richard Serra entitled Path and Edges. Serra has had numerous public and private commissions including 8 massive steel sculptures in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. In 2007, Richard Serra had a highly acclaimed mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Since 1972, Serra has been working at the Los Angeles atelier, Gemini GEL. Prints are an important part of this sculptor’s body of work. Serra approaches his printmaking process in a sculptural, three-dimensional way. As in his previous etchings, Serra uses a Paintstik to create a very textural, viscous quality. In Path and Edges, curved black bands fill the entire sheet that reveal only little slits of the buff-colored paper.
Also on view will be our exhibition, Black and White Prints by Jasper Johns. Inspired by the recent 2007 exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Jasper Johns: Gray, the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery examined a selection of black and gray prints by Johns. The twelve prints on view will include iconic Jasper Johns images such as targets, American flags, numbers and themes such as The Seasons.
As part of Johns’ method of repetitive investigation, the use of the color gray or black gave Johns another opportunity to revisit his icons. The Art Institute exhibition included prints along-side paintings, drawings and sculpture. John’s use of different medium allowed him to reexamine the same imagery over and over again. Even the use of multiples or prints allowed John’s to conceptually execute work in a repetitive way.