Exhibition view: Alexander Calder, Calder: Nonspace, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles (27 October 2018–6 January 2019). Photo: Fredrik Nilsen / Hauser and Wirth.
The stark white room is punctuated by abstract black forms — jagged, organic, dramatic and playful — that sprout up from the floor or dangle languidly from the ceiling. Glimpsed out of the corner of your eye, they shift ever so slightly as you walk down the long gallery space, a former bank building. Around each corner, a new surprise.
This is a new exhibition of work by Alexander Calder, one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century, at Hauser & Wirth's Los Angeles location. Titled Calder: Nonspace, it brings together 30 sculptures spanning 1939 to 1976, the year the artist died.