Tuttle dialogues with the modernist abstractionist through new drawing and sculpture series.
Richard Tuttle (born 1941) has long been interested in questions of perception surrounding line and scale, which he explores in his compositions and constructions using nontraditional mediums, materials and methods. In Calder/Tuttle:Tentative, the artist looks to the oeuvre of the great Alexander Calder (1898–1976) for inspiration and creative dialogue.
This book presents a series of Tuttle’s drawings, titled Calder Corrected, and sculptures, titled Black Light, exhibited at Kordansky Gallery in response to a range of works by Calder that he selected and installed at Pace in Los Angeles. With new text and a poem by Tuttle and a poem by Alexander S.C. Rower, founder of the Calder Foundation, Calder/Tuttle:Tentative offers a fresh perspective on familiar favorites.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan