SOL LEWITT: WORKS ON PAPER (1983-2003)

From 22 June to 20 July 2012

Curated by Heidi Lee

Waterhouse & Dodd is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper by acclaimed American artist, Sol LeWitt (1928 - 2007).
 
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 1960's 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.

The selection of works on paper presented by Waterhouse & Dodd reveal the variety of techniques LeWitt employed during the final decades of his life and marks the first time many of them will be viewed in public. Consisting of gouaches, woodcuts, etchings and engravings, the works on view range from formal geometric studies to exuberant 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.

Current museum exhibitions include Sol LeWitt: Colors at Museum Leuven in Belgium (June 21 – Oct. 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, the Tate Gallery, London, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. His work is featured in many important public collections including the Guggenheim, New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.


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Click below for:

List of available works

Sol LeWitt Catalogue

Artist's biography  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Michael Canning, New works, London (8 - 31 May)

Pulse Art Fair, New York (8 - 11 May)      

Kim Keever: ABSTRACTS (2 April - 6 May)

Spring Masters, New York (1 - 4 May)

Martyn Brewster Night Poetry, London (5 - 29 March)

TEFAF Maastricht (14 - 23 March)

Winter Show 2014: A Selection of New Contemporary Works (29 January - 28 February)

Palm Beach Jewelry Art and Antique Show (14 - 18 February)

Art Wynwood (13 - 17 February)

London Art Fair (15 - 19 January) LA Art Show (15 - 19 January)  

Karen Gunderson:  TIBET, RAIN, WATER and CONSTELLATIONS (13 November - 10 January)

David Bomberg, 47 Albemarle Street, London (18 November - 7 December) 

Art Miami (3 - 8 December)                     

Pulse Miami (5 - 8 December)

The Salon Art & Design NY   (14 - 18 November)

David Rankin: The New York Years, curated by Dore Ashton, New York (18 October - 9 November) 

Modern British Art, London (25th September - 19th October)   

Lines Crossed: Inner Spaces, works on paper by Linda Karshan & Robert Edelman, New York (18 September - 12 October)

 

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Avenue Antiques Art & design NY (9 - 13 October)      

20/21 British Art Fair, London (11 - 15 September) 

Land & Sea: An exhibition of contemporary landscapes (26 June- 20 July)

Still life show, Cork Street (15 May - 7 June)

PULSE New York (9-12 May)

TEFAF, Maastricht 2013 (15 - 24 March)

Robi Walters Exhibition, London (6 - 28 March)

SCOPE New York (7 - 10 March)

Art Wynwood 2013 (15-18 February)

American International Fine Art Fair (5 - 10 February)

Art Palm Beach ( 24-28 January)

LA Art Show 2013 (23- 27 January)

London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington (16 - 20 January)

The Original Print Show, London (21 November - 14 December)
Etsuko Ichikawa: Tracing the Light, New York (15 November - 28 December)

Art Miami 2012 (4 - 9 December 2012)

Scope Miami 2012 (4 - 9 December 2012)

Alex Rennie, London (24 October - 16 November)

20/21 British Art Fair, London (12 September - 16 September)

Abu Dhabi Art Fair (7 November- 10 November)
Graham Dean, Olympics Exhibition, London (18 July - 10 August)
Sol LeWitt: Works on Paper, New York (22 June-20 July)

Karin Krommes Exhibition, London (21 June-13 July)

MASTERPIECE LONDON 2012 (28 June-4 July)

Scope Basel (12 June-17 June)

Angela Palmer Exhibition, London (23 May-15 June) 

Michael Snape, New York (2 May-15 June)

Ingolv Helland Exhibition, London (25 April-18 May)

Georges Folmer major retrospective (24 April -11 May)

Dimensions Variable (29 March-27 April)

TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands 2012

Hans Richter Exhibition, Savile Row, London (22 February-9 March)

Art Wynwood (16 February–20 February)

American International Fine Art Fair 2012 (2 February-12 February)

London - Claire Jarvis - Solo show (23 November-16 December) 

London - Justine Smith - Solo show ( 26 October-18 November)

London - European Art 1850 - 2010, Savile Row (29 June-23 September)

London - Emil Robinson -Solo show 
Hong Kong - Fine Art Asia (3 October-7 October)

 

 

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