ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Eva LeWitt’s vibrant, handmade sculptures are fashioned from everyday commercial and industrial materials. She casts, dyes, and cuts these pliable, soft, and often synthetic materials before composing them in captivating arrangements of hanging geometric forms and gradations of undulating color. Conceived for the NBMAA’s LeWitt Family Staircase, her work will comprise a monumental sculpture made of bands of colorful coated mesh fabric whose shifting linear composition creates a dynamic and uplifting experience.
New York based artist Eva LeWitt's site-specific installations and wall-based sculptures address sculptural concerns such as volume and weight, and the tensions between industrial and hand-made fabrication. Using soft, pliable, semi-transparent and semi-absorptive materials such as acetate, latex and sponge, she subtly renders variations in tone, exploring the expressive properties of light through strategies of accretion, modularity and repetition.
LeWitt's works are held in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway, and X Museum, Beijing.
Recent solo and two person exhibitions include: Nineteen Eighty-Five at VI, VII, Oslo (2021); Untitled Mesh (A-J), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2019-2020); Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2019); Untitled (Flora), The Jewish Museum, New York (2018) and an untitled solo exhibition at VI, VII, Oslo (2018).
LeWitt's works can currently be seen in Ground/Work (2020-2021) at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. A large-scale, site-responsive installation by the artist is also on view at the ICA Boston (2021).
Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition in 2022 by the artist at Luhring Augustine's Brooklyn space.
The artist is represented by VI, VII gallery in Oslo, Norway.
This exhibition is made possible by support from the Howard Fromson Endowment for Emerging Artists.