Eva LeWitt, Untitled (Mesh Circles), 2021. Installation view, Eva LeWitt, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2021. Courtesy the artist and VI,VII, Oslo, Norway. Photo by Ernesto Galan. © Eva LeWitt
(Boston, MA—March 5, 2021) 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 new, monumental hanging wall sculpture for the ICA’s Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. Untitled (Mesh Circles) (2021) is made of bands of colorful 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 of light, air, and movement, a shimmering moiré effect is produced, creating an uplifting experience that vibrates throughout the museum’s interior. LeWitt’s art wall installation will go on view on March 20, when the ICA reopens to the public (Member Appreciation Days begin March 18 and 19). Timed tickets will be available for members starting March 9 and for the general public on March 12 at icaboston.org. On view through October 23, 2022, 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 has a distinctive ability to make exuberant artworks out of everyday materials, often large wall-based sculptures of hanging geometric forms and waves of color. For Untitled (Mesh Circles), she combines lengths of fabric to great effect: an artwork that playfully responds to the museum’s unique architecture to truly enliven the space,” 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 Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; 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 expanding the museum’s role as educator, incubator, and convener. Its exhibitions, performances, and educational programs provide access to the breadth and diversity of contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. 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.
Organized by Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator and Publications Manager.
Eva LeWitt is presented by Max Mara.
Additional support is provided by Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest and Barbara H. Lloyd.