Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Paragraphs on Conceptual Art

Above and below: Sol LeWitt, 'Wall Drawing #1136', 2004 (installed November 2011)

Interesting to see some 'painting' amongst the works included in 'The Sculpture Show' currently at The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, particularly the Sol LeWitt installation. Both within his lifetime and afterwards, assistants have created perfectly masked bandings of colour worked from LeWitt's own meticulous drawing plans. Click on Post title for his essay in Artforum, June 1967.
Other stand-out works were the late 60s/ early 70s works of Bruce McLean- way ahead of his time in early uses of film and performance, and this other 'painting' work below:

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