the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College
This exhibition is organized by the Estate of Eva Hesse and Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.
An icon of American art, Eva Hesse produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. ‘Forms Larger and Bolder: EVA HESSE DRAWINGS from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College’ at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, illuminates the important role that drawing played in Hesse’s career.
The exhibition encompasses 70 works on paper selected from the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collection. Thanks in large part to the generosity of Helen Hesse Charash, the artist’s sister, the museum is home to over 300 works by the artist as well as the Eva Hesse Archives.
The works on view range from early figurative sketches to experimental geometric compositions and studies of the post-Minimalist sculptures for which she is best known. Organized by Barry Rosen and Allen Memorial Art Museum Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Andrea Gyorody, the exhibition travels to Hauser & Wirth from Museum Wiesbaden and will subsequently open at mumok, Vienna in November 2019 and at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in September 2020. ‘Forms Larger and Bolder’ is accompanied by ‘Eva Hesse: Oberlin Drawings,’ a new 428-page publication by Hauser & Wirth Publishers that illustrates the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s extensive collection of Hesse works on paper. Edited by Barry Rosen, the publication features essays by Briony Fer, Gioia Timpanelli, Manuela Ammer, Jörg Daur, and Andrea Gyorody.all images © the gallery and the artist(s)