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Sol LeWitt: Colour
Through Mar 17, 2018 / Alan Cristea Gallery

Sol LeWitt

The Alan Cristea Gallery will celebrate the prints of two great American artists, Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) and Richard Serra (b. 1938), in two exhibitions that will run concurrently from through March 17, 2018.

Sol LeWitt: Colour will focus on late prints by the artist. It is the first solo exhibition of graphic works by Sol LeWitt to be shown in the UK since his death over ten years ago.

Printmaking became central to LeWitt’s practice in 1970. Over his lifetime he undertook 170 print projects, and was honored with two print retrospectives, in 1974 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and in 1986 at the Tate Gallery, London. The last solo presentation of LeWitt’s graphic works in London was in 2007. LeWitt believed in the primacy of the idea or concept in an artwork rather than its execution or outcome, turning works into a series of ideas that anyone could, in principle, carry out. The collaborative nature of printmaking was intrinsic to his working method.

 

Sol LeWitt

The exhibition will include several print series incorporating both organic forms and basic shapes and colors which the artist uses to form complex relationships and patterns. Woodcuts, etchings and screenprints explore variations of what LeWitt describes, in his titles, as ‘straight’ and ‘not straight’ lines and evenly delineated ‘arcs’. Amongst these will be Forms Derived from a Cube (Colors Superimposed), 1991, a set of twelve screenprints, depicting twenty-four of the countless possible forms within the structure of a cube and using different colors to describe each plane.

 

Sol LeWitt

This exhibition runs concurrently with Richard Serra: Black & White. Through Sol LeWitt’s and Richard Serra’s ground-breaking and radical approaches, both artists went on to become prolific printmakers, using their chosen media to undermine our understanding of what constitutes an editioned work.

 

Sol LeWitt: Colour
Through March 17, 2018 / Alan Cristea Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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Sol LeWitt: Colour
Through Mar 17, 2018 / Alan Cristea Gallery

Sol LeWitt

The Alan Cristea Gallery will celebrate the prints of two great American artists, Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) and Richard Serra (b. 1938), in two exhibitions that will run concurrently from through March 17, 2018.

Sol LeWitt: Colour will focus on late prints by the artist. It is the first solo exhibition of graphic works by Sol LeWitt to be shown in the UK since his death over ten years ago.

Printmaking became central to LeWitt’s practice in 1970. Over his lifetime he undertook 170 print projects, and was honored with two print retrospectives, in 1974 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and in 1986 at the Tate Gallery, London. The last solo presentation of LeWitt’s graphic works in London was in 2007. LeWitt believed in the primacy of the idea or concept in an artwork rather than its execution or outcome, turning works into a series of ideas that anyone could, in principle, carry out. The collaborative nature of printmaking was intrinsic to his working method.

 

Sol LeWitt

The exhibition will include several print series incorporating both organic forms and basic shapes and colors which the artist uses to form complex relationships and patterns. Woodcuts, etchings and screenprints explore variations of what LeWitt describes, in his titles, as ‘straight’ and ‘not straight’ lines and evenly delineated ‘arcs’. Amongst these will be Forms Derived from a Cube (Colors Superimposed), 1991, a set of twelve screenprints, depicting twenty-four of the countless possible forms within the structure of a cube and using different colors to describe each plane.

 

Sol LeWitt

This exhibition runs concurrently with Richard Serra: Black & White. Through Sol LeWitt’s and Richard Serra’s ground-breaking and radical approaches, both artists went on to become prolific printmakers, using their chosen media to undermine our understanding of what constitutes an editioned work.

 

Sol LeWitt: Colour
Through March 17, 2018 / Alan Cristea Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >