Exhibiting work from two separate periods of Calder's career serves to create a comprehensive retrospective of his gouaches. It also ensures that a greater number of works will be on display across the two spaces - both familiar and unfamiliar to the viewer - which in turn greater elucidates Calder's contribution to the development of modern art.
Calder's gouaches were first exhibited at Kootz Gallery in New York in 1945, and were well received by critics, who called him 'a possible rival to the likes of Klee and Miro.' Calder maintained a sense of playfulness and humour throughout his career, often creating new forms and works by rearranging his extant visual vocabulary. Highly regarded for their immediacy and purity of colour, line and form, the gouaches are an integral component of Calder's oeuvre, reflecting and inspiring the sculptural practice for which he is renowned.
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