W.M. II (Weights and Measures II)
Richard Serra ( American, 1938 )
These etchings by Richard Serra [2003.9.1.A-B, 2003.9.3.A-B, 2003.9.4.A-B, 2003.5.A-B] are part of his series called Weights and Measures, which exists in various forms: sculpture, drawings, and prints. Serra installed the series's sculpture, which consisted of two similar-looking but in fact very differently scaled steel rectangles, in a long central hall at the Tate Gallery in London, using the axis of the hallway to play off a viewer’s variable perception of distance, size, and matter. In a similar way, Serra’s prints and drawings of the series are deceptively complex renderings of how one form reacts with another in space, and all that this implies.
Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 48.
Jeffrey Grove, DMA Label copy, Variations on Theme: Contemporary Art 1950s - Present, 2012.