Friday, March 05, 2010

Wall Drawing

Artists: Sol LeWitt / Gerhard Mayer / Marietta Hoferer / Marco Maggi /
Jim Campbell / Nicole Phungrasamee Fein
Gallery: Hosfelt Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 4-6 PM
Exhibition Dates: 20 March - 24 April 2010

"Sol LeWitt made his first wall drawing in 1968. In doing so, he asserted that the art object he was creating could be executed on any wall and that the artwork would change in each venue where it was recreated. By acknowledging that the wall was integral to the drawing itself, LeWitt changed forever the relationship of artworks to the spaces in which they are installed. Furthermore, he firmly ascertained the radical premise that art could be executed by someone other than the artist himself. These revolutionary answers to the basic sticking points of the (im)permanence, marketability and transferability of paintings on walls opened up tremendous possibilities for artists who have followed. This exhibition begins with two LeWitt wall pieces from the early 1970s, made with graphite and black crayon, and explores different approaches to working directly on the walls of the gallery by five contemporary artists. "
via Hosfelt Gallery

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