11/14/08 - 5/17/09

Sol LeWitt

Lisa Corrin, Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, and Erica DiBenedetto, Class of 2009, Graduate Student in the History of Art

The ABCDs of Sol LeWitt examines the visual vocabulary and aesthetic principles Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) employed throughout his forty year career. One of the pioneers of Conceptual Art in the 1960s, LeWitt defines forms as organizational components. The ABCDs of Sol LeWitt highlights the conceptual process LeWitt articulated in the 1960s but developed and reinterpreted over the course of decades in his production.

The exhibition includes a selection of the artist’s writings, working drawings, and works on paper. It also includes a group of LeWitt’s Complex Forms: multifaceted structures, derived from numerical points that specify the works’ various heights. This group includes an example given to the museum by Sol and Carol LeWitt, installed in the museum’s neoclassical rotunda.