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REMIX: Sol LeWitt

Saturday, August 7, 2010Sunday, February 27, 2011

Installation view of REMIX: Sol LeWitt. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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Although wall drawings represent the foundation of his practice, Sol LeWitt’s works on paper, sculptures, artist's books, and writings on Conceptual art were equally important to his oeuvre. Perhaps the artist's most radical gesture was to transport the image from a confined two-dimensional surface (the paper) onto an expanded architectural field (the wall), imbuing it with a sensitivity to site and space. However, these other aspects of his practice, particularly his prints and drawings, consistently formed a parallel vein.

This exhibition complemented the forthcoming installation of the artist's graphite wall drawing on the museum's staircase. Consisting of a range of works on paper and books by the artist in the museum's collection, as well as ephemera and other materials, it provided additional context for the wall drawing and reflects the museum’s longstanding interest in collecting works in depth by this seminal artist.

This exhibition was organized by Curator Heather Pesanti.