Sculptors on PaperOn Exhibit from 05/03/2018 to 08/19/2018
On view at Childs Gallery May 3 to August 19, 2018, Sculptors on Paper offers a glimpse at drawings and prints by artists famously known for their work in sculpture. Featuring both preparatory and fully realized artwork, the exhibition allows viewers to consider the relation between the artists’ interpretation of the two- and three-dimensional. Artwork on view includes gouaches by Alexander Calder, drawings by Donald De Lue and Dudley Vaill Talcott, and prints by Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore, and Victor Vasarley, among others. Each artist’s translation of idea to paper is unique, and contextualizing these works within a larger artistic oeuvre invites a compelling examination on the interplay between different media. Calder’s whimsical shapes and bold colors easily and charmingly transcribe onto a flat surface. De Lue’s resolute figures are instantly recognizable in preparatory drawings for major sculptural commissions. Nevelson’s monochromatic compartmentalization brings an introspective depth to her prints. Analyzing these artists and their works through the lens of a different medium yields surprisingly informative new perspectives of both the maker and the object.