Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sol Lewitt at Paula Cooper Gallery

I forgot to mention another show I saw this weekend.  Sol Lewitt's reincarnation of his 1988 Venice Biennale piece at the Paula Cooper Gallery, is an intensely vibrant work with color that glows like stained glass windows.  The geometric abstraction and black borders accentuate this effect. Crystalline forms float in colored rectangles, sometimes veering off the edges, sometimes hovering in between and across borders.  Having just seen Dorothea Rockburne's geometric constructions, Lewitt's muti-dimensional shapes also reference fundamental principles, revealing the constructive essence of all form.  This was a beautiful show--a feast for the eyes!

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