Alexander Calder Etchings at Figureworks
Figureworks is pleased to open this new season with a number of limited edition etchings by Alexander Calder. Published in 1974, Calder created nine etchings on the 1943 one-act play “Santa Claus” by American poet, essayist, and playwright E. E. Cummings. The allegorical Christmas fantasy recounts the tale of Santa Claus and the sinister character Death, who exchange identities in a cynical scheme to sell shares in a worthless wheel mine. A little girl, whose innocence allows her to see through their deception, finds them out. Remorseful, Santa Claus reveals his true identity, reaffirming his faith in love. Calder’s distinct simplified linear line deftly convey the emotional power of this story.
Figureworks is located at 168 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Bedford Avenue “L” train. The gallery is open to the public Saturday andSunday from 1-6 PM and is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and 20th century fine art of the human form.