Maxwell Davidson Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition for Pedro S. De Movellan entitled Airfoil: Random Vectors, on view from November 8 - December 20, 2008. This is Pedro S. De Movellan’s eighth solo exhibition with the gallery.
Widely considered to be one of the most prominent kinetic sculptors working today, De Movellan has created a new body of work in which he returns to an exploration of wind-aided kinetic sculptures with articulated wings. His sculptures have the ability to open up and span extraordinary distances and to fold back on themselves, taking on different angles and viewpoints within each iteration. Though De Movellan’s highly finished, powder-coated aluminum sculptures reflect the work of a gifted craftsman, their outer appearance is always second to achieving new forms of dynamic movement. This body of work represents the most cohesive group of sculptures in the artist’s career. All the sculptures maintain a similar theme (articulation) as well as color (red and black) and materials (carbon fiber and steel). While the works are part of the same genus each sculpture represents a new exploration into a different movement. In addition, De Movellan has executed two large outdoor works that will be on view in the gallery during this exhibition; these are his boldest and most complex outdoor works to date.
Davidson Contemporary is a new program and division of Maxwell Davidson Gallery. Under the direction of Maxwell Davidson IV (the gallery founder's son), Davidson Contemporary presents the work of both emerging and mid-career artists who work in a range of media: from sculpture and works on paper to new media. The new program is presented at the Maxwell Davidson Gallery space on Fifth Avenue, with the same dedication to providing a professional and scholarly approach to art collecting.
View the entire exhibition online at davidsoncontemporary.com.