Enjoyed a day alone with Robertson on Saturday - with the highlight being the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective exhibit at MassMoCA, the impressive modern art museum in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Fans of Sol LeWitt’s bold, graphic art, we were looking forward to experiencing the immense Wall Drawings Retrospective, conceived by Yale University Art Gallery in collaboration with LeWitt before his death in April 2007. This site-specific recreation of the 105 large-scale wall drawings, took nearly six months of intensive drafting and painting by a team of sixty-five artists and art students.
Following a complex set of rules laid out by LeWitt, the artists were able to painstakingly recreate his masterpieces within this spectacular industrial space, documenting his diverse career from 1967 – 2007. The notion that art is scalable or can be reproduced to fit different venues is so exciting to witness. Would be fun to apply the same concept to our wallpaper – playing with location specific pattern scale for each client.
This exhibit really resonated with us, as we have always been fascinated with walls as a canvas and exploring how wall graphics could transform a space. I was most thrilled by the Late Career pieces that featured a tone on tone black high gloss mirror finish juxtaposed with the same black color in flat matte. I love gloss/matte combinations of all kinds – interior paint, wallpapers, art, fashion. But, this was sheer heaven. The intensely glossy surface reflected back all of the works around the room in a blurry wondrous shine.