Eva Hesse Drawing is the first exhibition in over 20 years to focus on the role of drawing in the achievements of Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the most influential artists of the postwar era. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view 150 of the Hesse’s fascinating works on paper, including sketches and working notes that offer a behind-the-scenes look into the beginnings of many of her important sculptures. To illuminate the complex and rich crossover between drawing and sculpture in Hesse’s work , Eva Hesse Drawing also features a critical selection of the artist's reliefs and test pieces.
The exhibition is co-curated by Catherine de Zegher and Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Eva Hesse Drawing is organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and The Menil Collection, Houston. Exhibition Tour The Menil Collection, Houston: February 3 – April 23, 2006 The Drawing Center, New York: May 6 – July 15, 2006 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: August 6 – October 23, 2006 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: November 12, 2006 – February 18, 2007
Read Drawing Papers 61: Eva Hesse Drawing: Circles and Grids.
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Image: Eva Hesse, no title, 1968. Graphite, brown wash, and gouache, 12 1/8 x 12 3/16 in. © The Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Zürich London