Alfred Jensen, The Hekatompedon Pattern, 1966
Oil on paper
28 x 22 inches
January 13 – February 11, 2012
This exhibition juxtaposes the work of Alfred Jensen and Sol LeWitt, two artists whose bodies of work connect to the grid and are governed by systems. Exhibited side-by-side, Jensen’s colorful and tactile diagrammatic paintings and LeWitt’s minimalist white structures reveal the vastly different outcomes that can arise from similar conceptual foundations. Jensen uses mathematical systems to construct two-dimensional grid paintings and demonstrate color theories, but the work itself is metaphorical, referencing pre-Colombian and Asian cultures, textiles, and divination. LeWitt’s three-dimensional grid sculptures, in contrast, are self-referential, rooted in reality, and governed by mathematical instructions that objectively organize space.