Works by New Britain native Sol LeWitt gets wider audience with new exhibit

Published on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 13:53
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NEW BRITAIN – The exhibit Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints is set to get a bigger audience.

Currently showing at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the exhibit will now also be presented at the Delamar West Hartford. The prints will be drawn from the LeWitt Collection and the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Lewitt was a native of New Britain.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

According to the Delamar, LeWitt (1928–2007) is best known for his programmatic wall drawings and modular structures, but alongside these works he generated more than 350 print projects, comprising thousands of lithographs, silkscreens, etchings, aquatints, woodcuts and linocuts. The exhibition begins with the artist’s earliest prints: figure studies and scenes of urban life made at Syracuse University and in Hartford. LeWitt’s mature printmaking is explored in four thematic sections that reflect the diverse abstract languages he pursued throughout his career: “Lines, Arcs, Circles, and Grids,” “Bands and Colors,” “From Geometric Figures to Complex Forms,” and “Wavy, Curvy, Loopy Doopy, and in All Directions.”

Delamar West Hartford is located at 1 Memorial Road. For more information call 860-937-2500 or visit delamar.com/west-hartford.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 13:53. Updated: Tuesday, 18 January 2022 13:56.