Somewhere between sculpture and architecture — even landscape

They're sculptures, but you walk through them and experience them the way you experience a building.  I'm talking about the work of Richard Serra, whose  "Junction" and "Cycle" are -- what? on view? open? available for hiking, the way gorges carved by time and the elements are?  -- at Gagosian Gallery in NY.  

Something so compelling about stone displaying the softness of flesh and  bronze looking wounded.  Yes, those are bloody cuts on the pugilist's ears -- they think they let the metal corrode to denote blood.

A DYING ART?

These new cemeteries with flat grave markers and clumps of flowers real and fake just don't do it for me.  Give me broken off columns, urns draped with a cloth  perpetually sliding off its shoulders, sweet little cherubs forever smiling down on us mortals.  Yes, there are artists working in ceramics and metal who are … Continue reading A DYING ART?