Eva Hesse: Studiowork
September 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011
“beguiling” — Toronto Star
Organized by the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, this exhibition brings together 50 of the artist’s small ‘test’ pieces to examine, for the first-time, how Hesse’s experimental practices and working method in the studio informed her larger sculptures.
Recorded: Tuesday, September 28, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Throughout her career, Eva Hesse produced a large number of small, experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. These objects, the so-called test pieces, were made in a wide range of materials, including latex, wire-mesh, sculp-metal, wax and cheesecloth.
This is a rare and remarkable opportunity for Toronto audiences to examine a newly discovered aspect of Hesse’s work, and to consider her ongoing relevance to current issues in contemporary art practice.
German-born American artist Eva Hesse's short life was filled with struggle – separation from her family during their escape from Nazi Germany, her mother’s suicide, her failed marriage, and illness.
Join us for a special daily tour of the Eva Hesse exhibition in conjunction with Holocaust Education Week. Tours meet in Walker Court at 1:00 pm November 2 - 7 and November 9 - 10.