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Richard Serra

Bilbao 1, 2005

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paper size: 22 3/4 x 27 1/2” (58 x 70 cm),
image size: 17 3/4 x 23 1/2” (45 x 60 cm),
printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA, Ed. 35, signed and numbered

Wave upon wave, a spectrum leaves the confines of the paper, and escapes into an infinity of weightlessness.


“‘The Matter of Time’ immerses its viewers in circumstances that make the embodiment of the eye undeniable. It forces upon its viewers the question ‘who sees?’ And in the astonishing ambiguities and fugitive impressions it generates, this ensemble of works extends that question beyond curiosity about one’s own nature as an observer, to the social curiosity of ‘who sees what I see, and how do we know?’ In other words, Serra’s art, which we see fulfilled in ‘The Matter of Time,’ offers itself as a set of devices for reconstructing our view of the world, starting not with the question ‘what can be known?’ but with the question ‘what can be shared?’” Kenneth Baker Parkett No. 74, 2005