Barbara Krakow Gallery is in the midst of a seven week project focusing on the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt made in the early 1970’s.
Each week, the gallery will install one work with the earliest being Wall Drawing #121 and the current one being Wall Drawing #172 from May 1973. First drawn by LeWitt and Nicolas Logsdail, they followed these instructions:
Lines through the center of the wall toward midpoints of sides and corners.
Four other drawings (#121 from November 1971, #126 from March 1972, #166 and #167 from May 1973) have already been installed, one at a time, with two more forthcoming. The final one in this series (Wall Drawing 239 from June 1974) will be on view by February 15 and stay on view until March 11.
Artifex Press is working on finishing the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné (Lindsay Aveilhé, editor) but there are several works still needing proper photographic documentation. As one of the representatives of LeWitt’s estate, Barbara Krakow Gallery wanted to be helpful and make sure images are available for each of LeWitt’s works. This coalesced into the perfect opportunity to explore and present the development of some of the artist’s ideas over a compressed period of time. Working between graphite and crayon, with simple yet specific instructions and only with spare lines (both straight and not straight) viewers will have the opportunity to explore the depth and breadth of Sol LeWitt’s reductivist Wall Drawings.