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REMIX: Sol LeWitt

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

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007). 2 Part Composite, 1971. Serigraph, edition 59/60, 40 3/8 x 30 3/8 inches (102.6 x 77.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1972. © 2010 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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 in the Clifton Hall Link complements 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 Gallery's Collection, as well as ephemera and other materials, it will provide 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.

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