sydney: your mind is exactly at that line

© estate of sol lewitt / sol lewitt - wall drawing #1091 [2003], painted room on four walls

american artist sol lewitt [1928-2007] was one of the most influential creatives of his generation. lewitt was a true pioneer of conceptual art, and created a new way of thinking about making art. currently on at the art gallery of nsw in sydney is your mind is exactly at that line, an exhibition which presents 40 years of lewitt’s practice. on display are many works that are shown in australia for the first time. among the highlights are monumental wall drawings made from instructions written by the artist, a previously unrealised 'concrete structure’ and a comprehensive selection of works on paper and archival material, revealing the major developments in his work.

the showcase concludes with one of lewitt's final ‘scribble’ drawings of 2006, which took more than 25 days and three assistants to realise. mind you, two specialist lewitt assistants were flown in from europe to oversee the creation of the four new wall drawings. but that's not all. in another first down under - and a very interesting one at that - the artist’s work will be shown alongside paintings from his personal art collection by aboriginal artists emily kam ngwarray and gloria tamerre petyarre, who were both a great source of inspiration for lewitt [on through aug 3]. location: art gallery road [king's cross].

© estate of sol lewitt / sol lewitt - pyramid [2005], non-geometric forms [1999] and wall drawing #604h [1989]