Distinguished alumnus Sol LeWitt (1953 Illustration) died in 2007, but that isn’t stopping a group of SVA students from carrying on conversations with the conceptual artist. As part of an assignment by Art History Department faculty member Raphy Sarkissian, students were asked to, “Create a linear, abstract drawing in response to a specific work of Sol LeWitt,” from the collection on the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) site.
The results form the basis of a two-stage exhibition, the first of which took place earlier this year at Cabinet Magazine Space in Brooklyn, with the second part now on view at MASS MoCA. “An Exchange With Sol LeWitt” runs through Thursday, March 31, featuring works by Rachel Ake, Alexis Aquista, Carla Asperilla, Saebom Bae, Alexandra Blaiotta, Paulo Campos, Michael Caudo, Jessica Chen, Thomas Duffy, Robert Engvall, Paul Fiore, Ya Rim Hur, Mana Ikeda, Hyeram Jeon, Da Young Jeong, Julia Kim, You Jin Kim, Lisa Lok, Jose Molestina, David Oswald, Seongmi Park, Andrea Rubio, Agatha Salvatierra, Deanna Sperrazza, Cassidy Toner, Elyssa Willadsen and Christopher Zulakis, along with pieces by Sarkissian and alumnus Louise P. Sloane (BFA 1974 Fine Arts).
Image: “An Exchange With Sol LeWitt” at MASS MoCA.