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Alexander Calder's post-war work on show in London

— May 2013

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Installation at Pace Gallery. All works by Alexander Calder © 2013, Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London

Gently turning, changing in unpredictable directions, trembling in invisible air currents; the dance of light against a wall rebounding from unpainted elements; Alexander Calder’s post-war works are distinguished not only by the grace and balance of their systems, but their intricacy, their interacting forces that bring his work to a radical new level. They are not only pieces of their time – they exist in the present moment.

The exhibition at Pace Gallery shows almost 50 pieces from one of Calder’s most fertile periods, the late 1940s after the Second World War. The works in this museum-quality show are displayed in the spacious rooms at 6 Burlington Gardens; mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles on the ground floor, paintings and gouaches on the first. The exhibition continues the gallery’s four-decade relationship with the Calder Estate and Foundation....

Read the rest of Clare Finn's review of this uplifting exhibition, which is on at the Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET until 6 June 2013

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