On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky’, we are delighted to welcome Alexander S. C. Rower, Calder Foundation President and grandson of Alexander Calder, who will discuss the life and work of this pioneering artist, offering his unique insight into the works on show.
Calder was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension of time and the actuality of real-time experience into his work. The exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset takes its title from the etymology of the surname Calder in Celtic — meaning ‘from the stony river’ — and its inspiration from Calder’s long-time home and studio in Roxbury, Connecticut. Rower’s lecture will focus on the direct impact Roxbury had on Calder’s work, from inspiring his first outdoor sculptures to instigating the creation of his ingenious domestic objects, many examples of which are on display in the exhibition.
Tickets are £5 and includes a welcome drink.
6.30 pm: drink
7 pm: talk
8.15pm: a shuttle bus to Gillingham station will be available for guests travelling back to London, please register for this when booking your ticket.
Please note this event takes place in the Radić Pavilion, which is open to the elements. Please dress accordingly. The exhibition will be open until 7 pm.
Image: Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941
Photo: Herbert Matter © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS London
Photo Courtesy of Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York