Joe Scanlan on Sol LeWitt

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

April 7, 2008    add to my calendar

Joe Scanlan was born in Circleville, OH, in 1961 and now lives and works in New Haven, CT. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2007); the Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2007); the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindoven (2003); and The Jewish Museum, New York (2000).

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, as well as the 1987 Skulptur Projekte in Münster 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.

Drawing Series…, an exhibition of LeWitt’s early wall drawings, is on view at Dia:Beacon through September 2008.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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Joe Scanlan was born in Circleville, OH, in 1961 and now lives and works in New Haven, CT. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2007); the Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2007); the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindoven (2003); and The Jewish Museum, New York (2000).

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1928, and attended Syracuse University. After serving in the Korean War as a graphic artist, he mo

 
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