Dedicated to covering the visual arts community in Connecticut.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Lewitt's "Wall Drawing 978" in Willimantic

Akus Gallery
Shafer Hall

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham Street
Willimantic, 860-465-4659

Taking Shape: Selections from the Collection
of Eastern Connecticut State University
March 19 – May 7, 2009
Reception & Unveiling of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing 978: April 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

Four students from Eastern Connecticut State University are in the process of creating a Sol LeWitt mural, “Wall Drawing 978.” Located in the Akus Gallery on Eastern's campus, the mural is part of “Taking Shape: Selections from the Collection of Eastern Connecticut State University,” a group show curated by gallery director Elizabeth Peterson. Stop by before April 3rd to watch Lewitt assistant Jesse Good and Visual Arts students Christina Ciacci, Hanna Shea, Patrick Donahue, and Katherine Riotte meticulously mask and paint a vibrant blue pyramid on a sea of eye-popping red. The work, which has never been created in the U.S. before, is on loan to Eastern courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt. Keep track of their progress here.

Also included in “Taking Shape” are selections from Eastern’s permanent collection including screenprints by Ilya Bolotowsky and Manuel Facal; ceramic macquettes by Dorothy Mayhall; and the Sol LeWitt, “Pyramid #5,” 1986, a sculpture gifted by the artist to Eastern in 1993. The show runs from March 19 through May 7, and will include “Shape Up!”, an interactive area for preschool children. The Akus Gallery collaborated with Eastern’s Child and Family Development Resource Center to present “Shape Up!” a fun corner for the preschool set. Children ages 2 to 5 find and identify shapes and colors in the exhibition and create geometric designs.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home