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Title

Non-geometric form (splotch) #5

1999


Artist

Sol LeWitt

United States of America

09 Sep 1928 - 08 Apr 2007


About

Sol Lewitt is one of the most influential figures to emerge from the conceptual art movement of the 1960s. He first exhibited his wall drawings here at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1977 for the sixth Kaldor Public Art Project. Thanks to the generosity of John Kaldor, the Gallery holds one of the most significant collections of works by LeWitt in the world.
In the 1990s LeWitt became interested in the expansion of drawing in three dimensions, resulting in his non-geometric forms or ‘splotches’. Working in collaboration with fabricator Yoshitsugu Nakama, LeWitt’s two-dimensional drawings were processed by computer programs to create visual models. These were transposed into physical objects made from construction foam that were coated with layers of epoxy resin and fibreglass. Finally, the sculptures were painted by a machine programmed to follow detailed instructions regulating shape and colour distribution.


Details


Date

1999


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

painted fiberglass


Dimensions

92.1 x 141.6 x 31.1 cm


Credit

John Kaldor Family Collection


Accession number

L2011.67


Artist information

Sol LeWitt

Works in the collection

36


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bond, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Sol LeWitt', pg.100-131, Sydney, 2011, 122-23 (colour illus.).

Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 61.