Published: July 25, 2006
The Jewish Museum presents “Eva Hesse: Sculpture,” the first major New York City museum exhibition of this artist’s sculpture since 1972. The exhibition is on view through September 17.
The exhibition of 33 works focuses on Hesse’s large-scale latex and fiberglass sculptures. Also on view are significant earlier sculptures and drawings, which show the creative evolution of the artist.
“Hesse’s work has maintained its powerful impact for decades because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities,” said Fred Wasserman, The Jewish Museum’s Henry J. Leir Curator, who organized the exhibition with Elisabeth Sussman, curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The exhibition also showcases never-before-exhibited biographical materials that place Hesse’s artistic achievements in the historical context of her life and times. A catalog, co-published by Yale University Press and The Jewish Museum, New York, accompanies the exhibition.
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