Title

Form, Feeling, Ephemerality: Eva Hesse

Presenting Author Name/s

Betty Gowans

Faculty Advisor

Vittorio Colaizzi

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Fine Arts | Modern Art and Architecture

Description/Abstract

Eva Hesse created works in latex in the latter half of her career that will continue to deteriorate over time. She strove to insert herself into her work and preferred the ephemerality of the latex. Due to Hesse’s awareness of the medium and her efforts to equate herself with her work, links can be established between her life and the decay of her latex sculptures. By analyzing Hesse’s life, statements, practice, and statements about the artist, the parallel between Hesse and her work will be established, as well as an argument made for the future handling of Hesse’s ephemeral sculptures.

Session Title

Art History 1 Presentations

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

3-2-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 10:00 AM

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Form, Feeling, Ephemerality: Eva Hesse

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Eva Hesse created works in latex in the latter half of her career that will continue to deteriorate over time. She strove to insert herself into her work and preferred the ephemerality of the latex. Due to Hesse’s awareness of the medium and her efforts to equate herself with her work, links can be established between her life and the decay of her latex sculptures. By analyzing Hesse’s life, statements, practice, and statements about the artist, the parallel between Hesse and her work will be established, as well as an argument made for the future handling of Hesse’s ephemeral sculptures.