Alexander Calder | Mobiles & more
Calder is best known as the inventor of the mobile, an innovative and theatrical form of moving sculpture that plays with three-dimensional space by a motor or the influence of chance air currents. A radical avant-garde sculptor, American artist Alexander Calder was greatly influenced by a visit to Piet Mondrian's studio in the 1930s when he acquired a taste for abstract shapes and kinetic movement. It was Marcel Duchamp that first dubbed his lyrical sculptural forms as 'mobiles'.
Dominique Lévy gallery exhibition
Simple and intimate, this exhibition features a single two meters high, four meters long sculpture called Blue and Yellow Among Reds (1964) which hangs over the viewer. The careful balance of shapes and colours that fill the gallery are playful and dynamic, swinging through monochrome circles, sky blue and golden yellow like an abstract dance.
If you can't wait for the Tate Modern Alexander Calder exhibition, catch the King of the spinning mobiles at Dominique Lévy this summer!
|What||Alexander Calder: Primary Motions, Dominique Lévy|
|Where||Dominique Lévy, Old Bond Street Mayfair, London, W1S 4PZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
29 Apr 15 – 01 Sep 15, Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment
|Website||Alexander Calder: Primary Motions, Dominique Lévy|