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Minimalism, Conceptualism and geometric abstraction prevail in Elemental Forms. Works by midcentury Modernists Annie and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer and Ellsworth Kelly are combined with those of later Minimal and Conceptual artists, including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt and Frank Stella. LeWitt’s early structure, 3 Part Set D (1966–69) offers a turning point for the exhibition, foregrounding the artistic exploration of systems and concepts that dominated Minimalism from the 1970s onward. Experimentations with color interaction, artistic process and instruction are on view in the prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures featured in the exhibition. Works by Olafur Eliasson, Callum Innes and Blanca Guerra Echeverria offer contemporary responses to the Modernist tradition.
This exhibition was curated by Hope Saska, curator of collections and exhibitions, CU Art Museum.