The Forest for the Trees

October 19 – December 9, 2023

Featuring oil paintings on canvas and a selection of works on paper, Serra delves into the abstract landscape. Serra's career as an artist has spanned several decades in New York with a prominent focus on portraying herself as a curious traveller who enters scenes and places unfamiliar to her as a way to process love, loss and history.

In The Forest for the Trees, she begins to find herself in her artworks not just directly but in a more abstract sense as well. Using stand-in's for herself in these new works has felt radical for the artist as more nuanced and metaphorical scenes emerge: empty birdcages, horses and flocks of birds. These motifs allow Serra to present herself as a different type of muse, one more archaic and eternal, the wildness of the woods.