Luhring Augustine is pleased to present a solo exhibition with New York-based artist Eva LeWitt. Opening in our Chelsea location on March 25th, the presentation will consist of twenty-one unique sculptures from the artist’s recent Hanging Spheres series.
LeWitt’s sculptures and installations are fabricated as much from space, light, and architecture, as they are from the multitude of hand-altered commercial materials she employs. Mesh, silicone, sponges, and other quotidian store-bought elements are carefully dyed, cast, or stained, and are subsequently imbued with a softness and imperfection that was lacking in their original mass-produced state. The monumental scale of her installations contrasts with the simplicity of form in each individual element. This is one of many paradigms in which LeWitt’s work straddles oppositions: vibrant yet reticent, pliable yet sharp, formally sophisticated yet charmingly imprecise. LeWitt employs minimalism and geometry in a streamlined language of abstraction, which is nevertheless suffused with joy, warmth, and alluring animation.
LeWitt has had recent exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; the Clark Institute at Williams College, Williamstown, MA; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. A large-scale commissioned installation of her work is currently on view at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT through November 2023. She was recently commissioned to design the sets for a Justin Peck ballet, Partita, performed by the NYC Ballet Company, which opened their season in January 2022. This exhibition is presented in cooperation with VI, VII, Oslo, Norway, who represents the artist. LeWitt’s work is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. and Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway, among others.