I got all excited when I read in the paper earlier this month that a Sol LeWitt piece was coming to the Spencer Museum of Art here in Lawrence.
You may or may not recall that when Mary Ann and I went to Spoleto, back in 2013 we stayed in his home. It was called "the artists tower" but we didn't know anything about the Sol LeWitt connection at the time. My sister is the one that did all the detective work and figured it out.
This piece that was hanging by the window with a lovely view to the hills on the other side of town was my favorite.
This grouping at the Spencer was very much in the same style.
But the "big" piece was this work (#519) that was stretched across 3 walls. It's hard not to walk in here and smile. It's so simple. Had I read the article more closely I would have made sure we came to the exhibit while they were doing the installation. The "piece" is actually a set of instructions. The work is then executed by other people.
What I would really like to do is sit here for the entire time the exhibit is up and record the reactions of people as they walk in. I don't want to have to listen to anyone talk about what they think of it, I just want to record their responses. Then go back in time to 1977 to "Fine Arts" class at Marymount College and get Harley Elliott's take on it.
All in all it was a most excellent way to spend a rainy afternoon.