Art In America

Richard Serra

at Gagosian,
555 W. 24th St. (open through Mar. 15) and 522 W. 21st St.

Richard Serra is a consummate literalist and a master of transforming the space of a gallery with hulking blocks of unvarnished steel. Though wrong for so much other art, the gigantic expanses of Gagosian's Chelsea galleries are ideal for Serra's works, which derive a simple power from their massiveness. Bare metal-nothing more, nothing less-has never looked so good.

 

More from the Lookout

Nancy Rubins

at Gagosian,
through Sept. 13
522 W. 21st St.

“Here and Elsewhere”

at New Museum,
through Sept. 28
235 Bowery

Closing

Mel Bochner

at Jewish Museum,
through Sept. 7
1109 Fifth Ave.

Danh Vo

at Public Art Fund,
through Dec. 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park and City Hall Park

“Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink”

at Museum of Chinese in America,
through Sept. 14
215 Centre St.

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