This exhibition brings together works by Renée Green ’81 and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). As a student at Wesleyan, Green participated in a seminar taught by John Paoletti, Professor of Art History, Emeritus; the seminar focused on LeWitt’s art collection, and resulted in the exhibition No Title: The Collection of Sol LeWitt in the Davison Art Center (October 21 – December 20, 1981). Edited by Paoletti, a catalog was published, including Green’s first published writings.
Describing this experience as a significant moment in her formation as an artist, Green is also interested in what similar acts of aesthetic exchange and critical thinking could be offered to younger artists today, thereby relaying the transmission of historical conceptual art into new directions.
No Title: Relays and Relations features works from across Green’s career: a newly created work for the exhibition, Space Poem #9 (Today), a video installation, a gouache, a collage, sound works, and two films. LeWitt’s work is represented by a gouache, a drawing, and three wall drawings, installed by a LeWitt studio draftsperson and by current Wesleyan students.
A dispersed exhibition, Green and LeWitt’s works are also on display in the second-floor lobby of the gallery and in the adjacent entrance to the office of the Center for the Arts, on the Olin Library’s second-floor balcony, and on the Center for the Arts’ website.