Richard Serra Drawings: A Retrospective
Just this past Sunday I went to the MET with the intention to see the Alexander McQueen show. However waiting for 2 ½hrs in a line didn’t seem worth it for me on a sunny afternoon. Therefore I strolled around the museum and came across the drawing of Richard Serra.
One might say how can this be considered “drawings” when indeed he just covers white walls with big black charcoal shapes. I ask my self the same question but when looking closer.. you can see the textures, lines and the symbolism his work.
I personally found it very peaceful not only to see these drawings on a large scale but the negative space he created with shape and the contrast of just simply black and white.
I thought it was interesting how my body reacted to these big and bold shapes of color in pace. Again I love that art can just be simple and created by form and texture with a deep meaning rather then intricate and detailed work.
I highly recommend seeing these drawings as they remind me of just the simplicity we sometimes seek in this complex world. For exhibit you really have to read between the lines. Please go and check it out until August 28th at the MET.