Houston

Houston

Eva Hesse

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
February 3–April 23, 2006

MOCA Geffen Contemporary
152 North Central Avenue
August 6–October 23, 2006

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
July 25, 2013–July 15, 2006

Curated by Catherine de Zegher and Elisabeth Sussman

Eva Hesse spent much of her decade-long career engaged in drawing—at times even in her sculpture. Perhaps more than any artist of her generation (with the possible exceptions of Fred Sandback and Richard Tuttle), she brought qualities of line off the page into her work in three dimensions. Following Hesse's landmark multimedia retrospective in 2002, this exhibition, co-organized by the Drawing Center and the Menil Collection, brings drawings to the fore with a survey of one hundred “finished” works on paper, supplemented by a selection of Hesse's 1965 reliefs, a small group of sculptural works, and rarely seen notebooks and diaries.

Travels to the Drawing Center, New York, May 6–July 15; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Aug. 6–Oct. 23.