ALEXANDER CALDER EXHIBITION AT PACE GALLERY LONDON
'CALDER AFTER THE WAR' AT PACE LONDON FEATURES NEARLY FIFTY WORKS OF ART CREATED BY ALEXANDER CALDER BETWEEN THE YEARS 1945 – 1949. THE artist’s famous mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles are installed on the gallery’s ground floor, whilst the newly renovated first floor hosts a display of Calder’s rarely-seen paintings and gouaches.
Calder’s characteristic approach to abstraction was prompted by a visit to Piet Mondrian’s studio in 1930. The famous Calder ‘mobile’, as termed by Marcel Duchamp, was first developed in 1931, merging European Abstraction, Surrealism and DadaISM with a fascination with mechanical invention and the forces of nature. the return of supplies of aluminium sheet metal at the end of WW2 unleashed a new force of innovation in Calder’s practice, with works attaining a lyrical complexity of geometrical form.
THE EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL 7 June 2013.
All works by Alexander Calder © 2013, Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London
/ photography by nat urazmetova, SOME/THINGS AGENCY