CALL SOL: The Enduring Legacy of Sol LeWitt

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT August 23rd - October 27th, 2023

August 23rd – October 27th, 2023

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

83 Windham Street
Fine Arts Instructional Center, Room 112
Willimantic, CT 06226

Featuring works by Peter Pincus

“Call Sol: The Enduring Legacy of Sol LeWitt” traces the literal and symbolic influence of an icon of American conceptual art on artists working in a wide variety of styles and materials. The exhibition focused on 10 artists that LeWitt touched intellectually, formally or stylistically.

LeWitt, a native of Hartford who died in 2007, was a pioneer of the minimalist and conceptual arts movements. In 1968 LeWitt created the first of the wall drawings he is well known for, which helped redefine what art is, who can make it and who can own it. The wall drawings are most often executed by people other than the artist, using his directions.

“Call Sol” is a tribute to a man respected as an artist and as a colleague, friend and mentor to generations of other artists who have pursued artistic careers with the same intellectual rigor and intensity and joy that emanates from the work of art that his hand (or his instructions) produced.

The exhibition title is a nod to the iconic television series, “Better Call Saul,” both in its alliteration and, more importantly, as a marker for Lewitt’s generous spirit. It expresses respect for LeWitt’s global popularity and local impact.

The exhibition features a screening of “We Built This House,” a documentary film about the synagogue Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, CT, whose architect, Steve Lloyd, collaborated with LeWitt, a lifelong member of the congregation.




Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 4:30 PM
Free | All are welcome

More info can be found here


Monday, October 2, 2023 | 12 PM
Free | All are welcome

View the flyer here


“This talk is part of a series of events centered around the ECSU gallery exhibition ‘Cal Sol: The Enduring Legacy of Sol Lewitt.’ Here, Rochester-born artist and Professor Peter Pincus delves into the many influences that have shaped his artistic process. Pincus discusses the innovative courses he teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology, highlighting the intertwining of his identity as both a teacher and an artist.”