If you haven't been to see the new Richard Serra sculptures at the 24th street Gagosian Gallery, now is the time. The exhibition ends November 26th and the weekends go by so quickly.
As you enter the gallery you will see two enormous sculptures of rust/orange colored steel that curve and sweep across the gallery. Each piece is more than 13 feet tall and more than 60 feet across and take up a lot of the warehouse-like space. The path inside the sculptures twist and turn so pleasantly that it feels as if you are inside a flowing ocean wave. The steel is weatherproof and I wonder if that's what makes it's surface look so porous like that of wood. There is a warmth to the look of the steel. Mr. Serra is has said that he considers " space, to be a material", and it certainly feels as if the space of the interior and the exterior of the pieces are of equal importance. When entering the sculpture entitled "Cycle," I felt pulled in by a benevolent force to find the inner sanctums. Then at other points of the walk I felt anxious about finding my way out. My daughter laughed and slid across the smooth cement path as if she were moving along a garden maze. I noticed other visitors with we passed along the way seemed to be wearing childlike smiles.