The Sol LeWitt Project
Casey Bialek '11
(INSTRUCTIONS: Use graphite pencil.
Place one random dot in each square.
From each dot draw 15 straight lines
to any side of square.)
October 22 - November 10, 2010
Under the direction of Studio Art Professor Jim Agard in the Department of Visual Arts, at Gettysburg College, advanced drawing students orchestrated the design of large-scale drawings, which were executed by introductory drawing students and inspired by the renowned Minimalist and Conceptualist artist, Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). LeWitt, a major artist who established the Minimalist and Conceptualist art movements in the 1960s and 1970s, argued that the most important aspect of a work of art was the idea behind it rather than its form. In Professor Agard's classes, Gettysburg College students learn about LeWitt and follow his ideas to create designs, with carefully articulated instructions, that result in large drawings of their own.