Richard Serra Plays with Blocks
Richard Serra @ David Zwirner (537 W 20th St) Exhibition Website
Famous for his loopy rusted mazes, Richard Serra presents brand new work that is quieter... but carries no less weight (literally). Eight identical massive blocks of SOLID steel are stacked in pairs on the gallery floor. That's it.
I was disappointed on my first visit. I think my tendency, when viewing new artwork by famous artists, is to ignore what's in front of me to favor what's behind me. So on my second visit, I stopped everything, stood alone, and just felt the incredible weight in my gut, and it was awesome. This isn't art for your eyes, this is art for the pit of your stomach. There's NO way that works on a computer.