Tim Prentice: After the Mobile” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (through October 4): “After the Mobile” is an apt subtitle for Tim Prentice’s exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Organized by Richard Klein, The Aldrich’s exhibitions director, the two-part solo show reveals the architect-sculptor’s lifelong homage to the work of Alexander Calder, whose kinetic art Marcel Duchamp first described as “mobile” (while Jean Arp likewise called Calder’s static sculpture “stabile”). Prentice both follows Calder’s example and examines what comes next. With intricate, handmade work of paper and wire, Prentice and his longtime collaborator David Colbert draw in space, allowing their sculpture’s environment to complete the picture. The effects of movement are intimately felt as these works ripple and weave in mesmerizing mobility.
Top image: Tim Prentice: After the Mobile (installation view), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, March 29, 2021 to October 4, 2021, Courtesy of Prentice Colbert, Photo: Jason Mandella