Friday, June 24, 2011

Mobiles and Stabiles

"The point is that his pieces work. Not all of them are overly impressive; some are just neat or pretty. But some are truly exceptional, such as The Spider, an enormous array of black steel-rod legs flailing about in search of suppertime prey. Others are both clever and kind of cute: Little Face, a wired human head with broken stems of wine glasses for eyes and a car's red tail light for a mouth is a hit, as are Chat-Mobile, with its slinky tail and red sheet-metal face, and Performing Seal, which looks less like its name than the other two, making the black triangle and balancing rods and circles that much more effective."

Stacy Davies in the OC Weekly reviews the Orange County Museum of Art's latest exhibit, Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy.

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