[Untitled, Homage: LeWitt]

John M. Hall American

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Raised in rural North Carolina, Hall began his education in architecture at the North Carolina School of the Arts. A scholarship to train with the American Ballet Theater brought him to New York City, after which worked as a fashion model in Paris, Milan, and London. Inspired by European architectural traditions, he pursued a wide-ranging career as photographer of architecture, interior decor, and gardens.
This work, which belongs to Hall's series "Homage: LeWitt," was directly inspired by the work of the American artist Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of Conceptual Art whose rigorous approach to art-making prioritized the idea or system that generates a work of art. With the blessing of the artist's estate, Hall photographed details of LeWitt wall drawings at the Massachussetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)--large scale drawings based on detailed instructions, executed directly on gallery walls. Here, he digitally mirrored one detail to create a rectangular form that echoes the rectangle of the photographic paper itself and manipulaed the colors to create an elegant homage that reaches across media from one artist to another.

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