Sol LeWitt art installation to be displayed at THEMUSEUM for 20 years
THEMUSEUM is appealing to the community to help raise $10,000
Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM is proud to announce that it will be installing a new Sol LeWittart piece, which will be on display for the next twenty years. Solomon “Sol” LeWitt was an American artist who became internationally recognized in the 1960s for his minimalist and conceptual art; some of his most well-known pieces were what he referred to as wall drawings.
THEMUSEUM will have one of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings installed along its atrium staircase, which connects the front desk to the third level. The art piece will feature white Styrofoam overtop a dark blue wall. The lightly coloured Styrofoam on top of the dark background resembles cracking ice, and exemplifies the unique design that Sol LeWitt is known for.
“This installation is a coup for not only THEMUSEUM, but Kitchener, Waterloo Region, and Southwestern Ontario as a whole,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “Sol Lewitt has art pieces exhibited worldwide, including the National Gallery in Ottawa, and his work will now be on display in Downtown Kitchener. THEMUSEUM’s goal is to scan the globe for fresh, cultural content, and this installation does just that.”
The art piece will be installed by University of Waterloo student, Liz Little, in consultation with one of THEMUSEUM’s Board of Directors, artist Jane Tingley. The installation process will be overseen and approved by Sol LeWitt’s daughter, Sofia LeWitt.
THEMUSEUM has launched a crowd funding campaign to help raise money to cover the costs of this 20 year installation. The goal is to raise a total of $10,000. All contributors will be formally recognized on a permanent wall plaque and receive an appropriate tax receipt.