Reporter Daniel Felsenthal reviews artist Eva Hesse’s ‘Expanded Expansion’ exhibition in his latest piece for the Village Voice. Shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, this exhibition focuses on Hesse’s sculptures, exploring how the artist’s work has evolved in meaning over the decades.
“Like visiting an aging parent after years away, going to an Eva Hesse show puts mortality on the mind. The materials of her late career—latex, fiberglass, rubber—decompose, becoming more brittle each time we see them,” writes Felsenthal. “Thanks to her pieces’ short lifespans, each show of Hesse’s late work feels like a fleeting opportunity.”