M - Museum Leuvan Brings in Color Through Sol LeWitt
Sol LeWitt was one of the most innovative thinkers in the fields of minimal and conceptual art. His paintings, line drawings and sculptures continues to influence artists.
Starting on June 21, for the first time ever in Leuvan, Belgium, an overview of his drawings will be on display at M - Museum Leuvan, summarizing this aspect of his innovative career. Sol LeWitt. Colors will consist of 24 color wall drawings, all which that will be presented the way he intended, executed on site, directly onto the museums walls. These selections show a direct break from the world of contemporary art, adhering to LeWitt's idea of concept being primary for a work of art, while execution remains secondary.
Arranged in chronological order, these drawings spanning from 1969 to 2003, show the progression of the artist from his earlier work using fine pencil lines and simple geometric shapes with crayons, to a progression into India ink washes and acrylic paint. These different mediums will be separated into four rooms with a fifth gallery concluding the journey, containing two works mainly in black and white, bringing full circle the diversity and consistency of LeWitt's career as well as linking Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007 which is currently on display at Centre Pompidou-Metz in Lorraine, France.
In addition to hosting these articulate drawings, M will also be showing a documentary of how the museum brought these drawings to life again.
Image: Sol LeWitt, "Wall Drawing #299"