"Above all, art should be fun.
My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six."
-- Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Alexander is in the house! This summer, several of his mobiles and stabiles grace the buildings and landscape of Denver's Botanic Gardens, (thru September 24th.) Its great to see his work again after I saw the exhibit, Calder and Abstraction: from Avant-garde to Iconic at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2014. We forget he was an American in Paris in the '30s and knew Picasso and Chagall. And later his works were a favorite of architects Mies Van de Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the first outdoor exhibit of his work in a decade. Untitled, from 1976 is shown above in the left side of the panel. And shown at right is Incandescent, one of Teresa Booth Brown's wonderful mixed media abstract photo collages on display at the DBG's indoor Gates Garden Court Gallery. I was fortunate to previously view her show at Michael Warren Contemporary on Santa Fe. Her exhibit at DBG is up thru August 6th. To mix the glories of art and nature, the Denver Botanic Gardens, is the place to be!
For more info: https://www.botanicgardens.org/art-exhibits/current-upcoming