Renowned and world-famous Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, apart from his legendary career as an architect, is also a longstanding sculptor, creating intricate forms out of metals and industrial materials that draw similarities with his sprawling, surrealist buildings located across the globe.
One of his ongoing series of sculptures is called Fish Lamps with the interdisciplinary artist realizing twisting, suspended pieces of fish in dynamic poses. “When I built the first model of the fish, I saw in it the movement that I was looking for. It was startling that a static object could express motion in such a dynamic way,” Gehry said to Gagosian in a statement.
Soon to be launched with Gagosian at the gallery’s Beverly Hills output, “Spinning Tales,” will feature a varied selection of experimental sculptures by the master of “deconstructivism.” Highlights from the exhibition include his Easy Edges (1969-73) and Experimental Edges (1979-82) pieces that feature chairs and tables made from layers of corrugated cardboard alongside bentwood furniture items designed for Knoll. Moreover, Gehry will display his overlapping woven steel “tapestries” that convey trees in a forest environment.
Head to Gagosian’s website for more information. “Spinning Tales” will go on view from June 24 until August 7.