Steven Evans on Sol LeWitt

Gallery Talks

October 25, 2008    add to my calendar

Steven Evans is Dia Art Foundation's Assistant Director for Beacon, overseeing Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. He has worked extensively with Dia artists and colleagues to realize some of the most impressive contemporary art projects of the last two decades. In addition to his duties at Dia Art Foundation, Evans has organized exhibitions, written on art, and exhibited his artwork.

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1928, and attended Syracuse University. After serving in the Korean War as a graphic artist, he moved in 1953 to New York, where he worked as a draftsman for the architect I. M. Pei. LeWitt had his first solo exhibition at the Daniels Gallery, New York, in 1965, and the following year Dwan Gallery, New York, mounted the first in a series of solo exhibitions. He participated, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, in several significant group exhibitions of Minimalist and Conceptual art, including "Primary Structures," at the Jewish Museum, New York, in 1966, and "When Attitudes Become Form," at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, in 1969. His renowned text "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" was published in 1967. LeWitt's work was included in Documentas 6 (1977) and 7 (1982) in Kassel, Germany as well as the 1987 Skulptur Projekte in M√ľnster and the 1989 Istanbul Biennial. Major retrospectives of his works were organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in 2000. "Drawing Series..." a presentation of LeWitt's early wall drawings was installed at Dia:Beacon in 2006. Sol LeWitt died on April 8, 2007 in New York City.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon are made possible through the generosity of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; and the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 
 

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Steven Evans is Dia Art Foundation's Assistant Director for Beacon, overseeing Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. He has worked extensively with Dia artists and colleagues to realize some of the most impressive contemporary art projects of the last two decades. In addition to his duties at Dia Art Foundation, Evans has organized exhibitions, written on art, and exhibited his artwork.

 
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