Steel, String, Spit Bite: Selections from the LeWitt Collection
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
November 12, 2021 - March 18, 2022
Throughout his career, Sol LeWitt assembled a remarkable collection of more than 4,000 works, many of which were derived from purchases or trades with both well-known and emerging artists whom he encouraged and supported.
Curated by artist Andy George Robertson, Steel, String, Spit Bite: Highlights from the LeWitt Collection will be the first exhibition ever to focus exclusively on work by women artists in the LeWitt Collection. Featuring a remarkable cadre of over 40 artists—including Lynda Benglis, Ellen Carey, Eva Hesse, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Shirin Neshat, Janet Passehl, Adrian Piper, Dorothea Rockburne, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, and Jessica Stockholder—the exhibition reveals insights into LeWitt’s social milieu and the artistic concerns and interests they shared.
Spanning diverse mediums of photography, sculpture, textile, prints, and painting, Steel, String, Spit Bite explores aspects of abstraction and figuration, materiality and process, in works collected by LeWitt from the 1960s to the 2000s—many of which will be on view for the first time ever.
Andy George Robertson is a curator, artist, and archivist living and working in New York City.