With thoughts of yesterday’s post still fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help but reflect on the work of Alexander Calder…his ground-breaking fusion of art and engineering has inspired so many…when I look at his pieces, I feel transported to my childhood…a place filled with wonder and freedom…what a magical gift
The Pace Gallery, in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, presents Calder 1941, an exhibition focusing on a seminal year in Alexander Calder’s career and the apotheosis of a decade of experimentation following his invention of the mobile in 1931. Calder 1941 is now on view through December 23, 2011 and includes fifteen mobiles and standing mobiles made primarily from sheet metal, wire and paint, many of which have not been on public view for decades, as well as a series of 1941 photographs of the artist’s Roxbury Connecticut studio by celebrated photographer Herbert Matter, which capture many of the works on view.
“The simplest forms in the universe are the sphere and the circle. I represent them by disks and then I vary them… spheres of different sizes, densities, colours and volumes, floating in space, traversing clouds, sprays of water, currents of air, viscosities and odours – of the greatest variety and disparity.” ~ Alexander Calder
The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022