Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints
Saturday, September 18, 2021 — Sunday, January 09, 2022
Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s printmaking to date, including eighty-three objects, consisting of single prints and print series, for a total of over 250 prints. The exhibition begins with the artist’s earliest prints: figure studies and scenes of urban life made at Syracuse University and in Hartford, Connecticut. LeWitt’s mature printmaking is explored in four thematic sections that reflect the diverse abstract languages he pursued throughout his career: “Lines, Arcs, Circles, and Grids,” “Bands and Colors,” “From Geometric Figures to Complex Forms,” and “Wavy, Curvy, Loopy Doopy, and in All Directions.”
The exhibition and catalog highlight the essential role of printmaking in LeWitt’s oeuvre, deepening the understanding not only of the variety of LeWitt’s output but of the genealogy of his distinct geometric and linear formal language.