Alexander Caldwell, 7 Red Rings

Alexander Caldwell, Yellow Squiggle

Alexander Caldwell, Untitled

Recently, Winsor Gallery brought talented Calgarian Alexander Caldwell onto his roster -- and it's easy to see how hard his work was to resist. 

Minimalism meets pop art in Caldwell’s playful, colour-saturated forms. In making these sculptures, found materials are often cast, multiplied, and combined to create bubbling or squiggling shapes. Caldwell determines each sculpture’s colour intuitively, based on how its shape absorbs and reflects light. 

Caldwell’s palette of colours are applied in  almost impossibly flawless coats of automotive or oilfield paint. Both bulletproof and weatherproof, the paint masks the joins between each sculpture’s individual components, giving complete cohesion to each form.

The resulting sculptures are molecular or toy-like, and  so densely vibrant that they seem to be not just coated in colour but made of it completely. Whether seeming to levitate against a wall or hover off a plinth, Caldwell’s sculptures become a skillful play on visual surprise and pleasure.

Alexander Caldwell was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. His work has been exhibited in Calgary, Miami, Chicago, Scotland, and Switzerland, and is collected publicly by institutions such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Disney Tokyo, the W Hotel Korea, and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts. He currently lives and works in Calgary.

We currently have all three of the above works on exhibit at the gallery -- be sure to drop by if you're in the mood for some bubbles! (And if you happen to be in Calgary, drop by the Paul Kuhn Gallery to see a selection of other Caldwell works.)