Painted right on the wall of the lobby mezzanine, this explosion of color is one of the signature art pieces at the Akron Museum of Art.
The piece, entitled “Wall Drawing #1240“, is by Sol Dewitt. It was created especially by the artist for the wall where the museum’s 1899 Building and the Knight Building interconnect. The triangular shapes refer to the angled supports and folded forms of the glass and steel lobby, while the blocks of color echo the brick wall removed from the south façade of the 1899 Building. (from the Akron Art Museum website.)
Playing with my new telephoto lens, these images celebrate the interactions of the art and the glass bannister in front, combining reflections of the surrounding building and the colorful rectangles behind.
Making art from art.