Sunday, 7 March 2010

Eva Hesse

This exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre showed some of Eva Hesse’s studiowrok so there were no finished pieces mainly experiments and test pieces. The pieces that interested me the most were her hangings. She made a series of them and displayed them as a piece called Contingent. They were made from cheesecloth dyed and immersed in latex to make them firmer. The test piece we saw was dyed yellow but some of the books available for study showed she also exhibited versions in natural colours. I also found the latex pieces incorporating tubes interesting and thought the bowl shapes made from paper were beautifully displayed on a large table with good lighting producing interesting shadows.

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