Installation view, Eva LeWitt, VI, VII, Oslo, 2018. Courtesy the artist and VI, VII, Oslo. Photo by Christian Tunge. © Eva LeWitt
(Boston, MA—February 28, 2020) New York-based artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) transforms the first floor of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) with the installation of a newly conceived monumental hanging wall sculpture for the ICA’s Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. Untitled (Mesh Circles) (2020) is made of colorful bands of coated mesh fabric whose shifting linear composition creates a number of interlocking circular forms. As Untitled’s crosshatched surface pattern and fields of color overlap and respond to ambient conditions such as light, the circulation of air, and movement of visitors, an optical moiré effect is produced, creating a dynamic perceptual experience that vibrates throughout the museum’s interior. On view March 28, 2020 through February 21, 2021, Eva LeWitt is organized by Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator and Publications Manager.
“Eva LeWitt exhibits a uniquely personal mode of scale, color, and materials in her work, both intimate and grand, and we are delighted to share her vibrant wall sculpture, which will greet all our visitors when they arrive at the ICA,” said Jill Medvedow, the ICA’s Ellen Matilda Poss Director.
“LeWitt’s exuberant art works transform industrially manufactured materials into environmental sculptures of hanging geometric forms and gradations of undulating color. They often recall decorative elements such as curtains in intuitive arrangements that gesture toward a series of unresolved tensions: between transparency and opacity, rigidity and elasticity, gravity and weightlessness, abstraction and decoration,” said De Blois.
The ICA’s Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall is dedicated to site-specific works by leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually. Located along the eastern interior wall of the museum’s glass-enclosed lobby, the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall is the visitor’s first encounter with art upon entering the building.
About the artist
Eva LeWitt (b, 1985, Spoleto, Italy) lives and works in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Recent exhibitions include The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; The Jewish Museum, New York; and JOAN, Los Angeles.
About the ICA
Since its founding in 1936, the ICA has shared the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, imagination, and provocation that contemporary art offers with its audiences. A museum at the intersection of contemporary art and civic life, the ICA has advanced a bold vision for amplifying the artist’s voice and augmenting art’s role as educator, incubator, and convener for social engagement. Its innovative exhibitions, performances, and educational programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. Spanning two locations across Boston Harbor, the ICA offers year-round programming at its iconic building in Boston’s Seaport and seasonal programming (May-September) at the Watershed in an East Boston shipyard.
The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210. The Watershed is located at 256 Marginal Street, East Boston, MA 02128. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our website at icaboston.org. Follow the ICA at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Eva LeWitt is presented by Max Mara.
Additional support is provided by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest and Barbara H. Lloyd.