For a long time, David Rabinowitch’s drawings were inextricably tied to sculpture (or to other, often architectonic, references). That is, until The Construction of Vision, the series of works he began in 1969. The drawings in this series no longer make explicit reference to sculpture, yet, at their core, they contain strategies Rabinowitch developed for his sculptural works in the decade between 1964 and 1974.
The drawings in the series The Construction of Vision communicate the formal and perceptual concerns of Rabinowitch’s sculpture in ink and graphite on paper. Still, they contain the original characteristics of a drawing, so that they must be considered works of art in their own right.
The focus of this exhibit in Museum Wiesbaden lies on the works in this series, as well as others produced in the period between 1964 and 1974, which follow the same aesthetic premises. These are complemented by sculptures planned in the period between 1969 and 1975.