Jeffrey Lew
Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations

November 11–20, 1972 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Jeffery Lew, “Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” installation view, 1972

Jeffery Lew, “Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” installation view, 1972

Exhibition Description

Jeffrey Lew suspended large plexiglass screens from the wall at an angle. City Structure with Rachel, measuring 25′ in length x 7′ in height, consisted of five transparent sections each weighing 150 pounds. The first, third, and fifth screens were blank. The second screen had a blown-up photographic image of wires while the fourth screen had a blown-up head shot of Rachel Lew. Other screens had images of friends and two panels had large pieces of rusting metal on them. Lew suspended, just in front of a wall, large dark granite chunks, each with a line of white quartz running through it. They were arranged so the viewer could connect the stripes to form a continuous line. Lew recalls, “The rocks were recovered from an Indian Holy Ground in North Carolina that was being blasted apart to build a roadway. I organized the Indians to help save the sacred material which was being destroyed.” The artist included drawings in the show.

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.

Press Release

Press Release for "Jeffrey Lew: Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations," 1972, verso
Press Release for "Jeffrey Lew: Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations," 1972, verso

Related Materials

Invitation for "Jeffrey Lew: Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations," 1972, recto

“Jeffrey Lew: Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” exhibition announcement, 1972

“Jeffrey Lew: Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” invitation, 1972

Jeffery Lew, “Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” installation view, 1972

Jeffery Lew, “Variations on Sculptural Structures and Current Situations,” installation view, 1972