L.A. Louver gallery in Venice is presenting Sol LeWitt: Structures, Works on Paper, Wall Drawings 1971-2005, an exhibit addressing the artist’s investigation of the cube, with a focus on triangulation.
The exhibit will be held through Feb. 26 at L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. This is the first time the works will be seen in Los Angeles.
In 1980, a variety of geometric shapes emerged as autonomous subjects in the late artist’s works, which in turn led LeWitt to isometric projections in 1982. By dividing the sides of the basic cube into halves, thirds and quarters, and connecting the resulting dividing points with lines, LeWitt transformed planar figures into three-dimensional forms, a gallery spokesperson explains.
Four of the artist’s wall drawings are presented in a dedicated gallery on the first floor of L.A. Louver. Dated October 1989, the drawings are from the artist’s 620 series, with forms derived from cubic rectangles and superimposed color ink washes. These were installed in the Galeria Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid, Spain in October 1989, and have not been exhibited since that time.
The wall drawings will be made over three weeks, and will employ four Los Angeles-based artists, working with, and directedby, Gabriel Hurier from the Sol LeWitt Estate, the gallery spokesperson said.
LeWitt was considered a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1965, LeWitt has been the subject of over 500 solo museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide.