Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective
A collaboration between Yale University Art Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art
Wall Drawing 915
Arcs, circle, and irregular bands.
Courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
First Drawn By
Dana Carlson, Christina Hejtmanek, James Sheehen, Emily Ripley
MASS MoCA Building 7
Wall Drawing 915 can be read as an amalgamation of many of Sol LeWitt’s formal themes from the 1960s through the 1990s. These include his rectangles within rectangles, a motif he first explored in the sculptural pieces from the 1960s, and circles and arcs he began to work with in the 1970s. The drawing also features framing devices, first employed in the 1980s, and presents the undulating wave forms from the late 1990s. The work’s palette consists of intense, brilliant hues. The two areas that have been left white refer back to the wall itself, reinforcing the flat surface plane and emphasizing the acrylic medium and saturated colors. Wall Drawing 915 is indicative of the increasingly expansive and playful compositions that the artist began to create in the 1990s.