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Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth's atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Andy Goldsworthy, Ellen Harvey, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Bryan Nash Gill, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, and Jennifer Steinkamp, the exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.
The Aldrich will present the first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist's largest to date, will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich. LeWitt's sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity. Using materials, she can control and manipulate with supporting and opposing attributes, rigid/pliable, opaque/transparent, airy/substantial, and handmade/machine built, to create exuberant configurations that vaunt a buoyant physical agency. LeWitt's deft sculptural arrays wondrously wed industrial materials like Plexiglas, acetate, latex, and vinyl with hand-cast and hand-dyed polyurethane foams, sponges and rubbers to form soft, sensuous, and splendidly vibrant compositions. The artist's first publication, with an essay by exhibition curator Amy Smith-Stewart, will accompany the show.