On view at Paula Cooper Gallery is a sweeping celebration of Sol LeWitt’s prolific career in all public locations of the gallery. The exhibitions include monumental wall drawings in India ink and Styrofoam; enumerative, encyclopedic studies in photography; tectonic open structures and oblique complex forms; as well as prints and works on paper.
At 534 West 21st Street is the outstanding Wall Drawing #368 (1982), first drawing by former Pace Editions printer Jo Watanabe. Diverging from his early austere minimalist aesthetic, the vigorous broad stripes of the work create a seductive, vibrating expanse. Installed in the front gallery space are two Styrofoam wall drawings from 1993, constructed from irregular polystyrene fragments. The works’ asperous edges reverberate in juxtaposition to the sharp angles and sleek planes of LeWitt’s Complex Form #65 (1989), also on view.