Calder and Abstraction LACMA exhibit

something special is going on in los angeles, kittens. if you're a local denizen, or plan to visit our humble city, you, too, may participate in this marvelous wonder.

alexander calder, darlings. alexander calder.

a WHORANGE hero. at LACMA. now.

Alexander Calder Blue feather at LACMA

experience this!

Alexander Calder stabiles and mobile at LACMA

and this!

Alexander Calder Little Face mobile at LACMA

and this! it's called "little face." see the face?

Alexander Calder Laocoon mobile and stabiles at LACMA

calder mobiles = instant joy.

with their slow and subtle movement, abstract shapes, and delicate balancing act, it is easy to feel like a little kid marveling at a gigantic, magical toy. hopefully, calder would be happy with that comparision considering that he once built a mini circus out of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and bottle caps.

Alexander Calder mobile at LACMA

oh, and frank gehry designed the exhibition space. inspired by a calder show he experienced at the guggenheim museum, gehry designed guggenheim-esque wall curvature. yes, he went there. behold the curves...

Alexander Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

Frank Gehry designed Alexander Calder exhibit at LACMA

WARNING: photography is not allowed in the exhibit, so no instagraming yourself replicating these mobile poses side-by-side, okay? don't say i didn't warn you!