The Kreutzer Sonata: Historical Work by Richard Tuttle
On January 6, 2006, Zwirner & Wirth and Nyehaus will concurrently present a two-part exhibition of historical works on paper by Richard Tuttle. Spanning four decades of the artist's career with a focus on important works from the 1970s and 80s, the exhibition will exemplify the centrality of the practice of drawing to Tuttle's uniquely complex
and multi-disciplinary body of work.
Expanding upon the concepts of minimalism through his use of non-traditional materials and improvisational working procedures, Tuttle is a leading figure of the "Post-minimalist" generation of artists. Since the 1960s, he has created singular works of art that often blur the distinctions between drawing, painting, and sculpture. Characterized by the artist's ongoing formal experimentation and investigation of materiality, Tuttle's body of work is ultimately committed to providing viewers with new ways of seeing.