H. C. Westermann "A Human Condition"

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

poster for H. C. Westermann "A Human Condition"

This event has ended.

At the beginning of the 1960s, Westermann created a unique series of experimental drawings in crayon that relate to the evolution of his sculptural syntax. Some refer to a medical issue, others his relocation from Chicago – where his independent stance vis-à-vis the mainstream was established – to Connecticut and its proximity to the New York art world. These drawings have never been
exhibited or published until now.
The delicately polychromed sculpture Where Angels Fear to Tread (1962) has a set of bodily and architectural references similar to those explored in these drawings. The title has multiple associations – Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Abraham Lincoln and E. M. Forster among them – but Westermann might just as well have had in mind a love song popular during the early years of his marriage to Joanna Beall, Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread). The title opens the work to a range of philosophical, political and personal meaning.



from November 03, 2011 to January 14, 2012

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use