NEW YORK, NY.- Waterhouse & Dodd
is presenting an exhibition of works on paper by acclaimed American artist, Sol LeWitt (19282007).
Revealing the variety of techniques LeWitt employed during the final decades of his life, the works on view consist of gouaches, woodcuts, etchings, and engravings and range from formal geometric studies to compositions in vivid colors that convey a kind of lyrical expressionism. As a survey of LeWitt's later practice, these works testify to the innovation and evolution of the artist's visual language.
Heralded as the pioneer of conceptual and minimal art, Sol LeWitt became known for transforming primary colors and geometric shapes into formal compositions that developed a certain complexity through spatial organization. LeWitt was pivotal in the formation of the new radical aesthetic of the 1960s and controversially had no concern for descriptive imagery or narrative. Rather, the artist focused on ideas, intuition, systems, and structures, creating a lexicon of symbols and instructions that, especially in his later years, defied persistent logic and instead embraced emotion, humanity, and the collaborative spirit. LeWitt's methodology has often been compared to that of a composer, whose musical score is performed by others and thus allows for individual interpretation despite precise instruction.
Current museum exhibitions include Sol LeWitt: Colors at Museum Leuven in Belgium (June 21October 14), Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings from 1968-2007 at the Centre Pompidou Metz in France (through July 29, 2013) and Sol LeWitt: A Wall Retrospective at Mass MOCA (through 2033). His public garden project Lines in Four Directions in Flowers was recently unveiled by The Philadelphia Museum of Art at the William M. Reilly Memorial in Fairmount Park, adjacent to the Museum's Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden.
Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut and relocated to New York City in 1953 to pursue his artistic career. Since 1965, his work has been the subject of over 500 solo museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide. Major retrospectives of LeWitt's work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. His work is featured in many important public collections including the Guggenheim, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; and the Tate Modern in London.
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