In 1977, Richard Serra made an unexpected contribution to the Whitney Museum's Biennial exhibition. Instead of his well-known, large-scale steel sculptures, he offered a wall-size abstraction he called an "Installation Drawing." Serra did not pay homage to the Whitney's Upper East Side location, but ... More >>
(Listening Post at Whitney Museum of American Art, December 2002. Photo by David Allison) I spent a good part of last Saturday afternoon contemplating the creepy, yet wholly captivating new exhibit at Yerba Buena Center, “Dark Matters” – and I still want to go back for a second viewing. The t ... More >>
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