January 13 – March 12, 2022
Richard Serra; Backstop
Galerie Lelong & Co.
13 rue de Téhéran, 75008 Paris, France
Richard Serra continues to produce rigorous and intense engravings. His two new compositions, entitled Backstop, combine etchings and the use of paintsticks on a double panel exploring mass and equilibrium, as is often the case in his sculpture. In addition to these new works, we are exhibiting a number of engravings from the Composite suite, conceived in 2018-19, the printing of which was delicate, requiring many months of effort. They combine aquatint and paintstick applied via screen-printing to produce a texture with an impressive density. This exhibition of etchings by Richard Serra at Galerie Lelong & Co., prepared in collaboration with the Gemini G.E.L studio in California, is testimony to a longstanding relationship with the artist and his work, dating back from 30 years ago.