March 7 - March 30, 2013
The Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present a selection of prints by seminal minimalist artist Fred Sandback. Selected Prints is intended to be a complement to an exhibition of Sandback’s sculptures at the Lumber Room also opening in February. Fred Sandback is known for his conceptual yarn, elastic cord, and wire sculptures that define virtual spaces and ask the viewer’s brain to perceive the rest of the form or plane. Sandback’s work has been exhibited internationally since the late 1960s. His first solo shows were held at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, and Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, both in 1968, while the artist was still a graduate student pursuing his MFA at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. Major installations of Sandback's work are on permanent display at Dia:Beacon, New York. His work was also the subject of an extensive survey organized in 2005 by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (which traveled to the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and the Neue Galerie am Joanneum, Graz, in 2006). In 2011, his work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, dedicated its entire building to a solo exhibition of his work.