‘Before After’ by Graham Caldwell

Before After by Graham Caldwell | 2011

Steel, epoxy, hardware and silvered glass /// 90 x 90 x 90 inches

About the artist:

Drawing on the natural world and the legacy of Eva Hesse, Caldwell elaborates an abstract language that results in evocative and individualized gestures. No matter how visceral the work, it preserves a sense of sinuous beauty that belies the difficulty of his craft. In his hands, precise engineering appears effortless, as does painstaking blowing, clipping, and pulling of molten glass. Idiosyncrasies appear here and there, only adding to the overall pleasure and complexity of expression.

Drawing on the natural world and the legacy of Eva Hesse, Caldwell elaborates an abstract language that results in evocative and individualized gestures. No matter how visceral the work, it preserves a sense of sinuous beauty that belies the difficulty of his craft. In his hands, precise engineering appears effortless, as does painstaking blowing, clipping, and pulling of molten glass. Idiosyncrasies appear here and there, only adding to the overall pleasure and complexity of expression.