A sculpted wooden bowl, a mobile by Alexander Calder, and a new bronze statue of Thomas Dove Keizur satisfy art fanciers.
Made to Lure the Wind
A mobile by Alexander Calder doesn’t have to suggest anything, said Jean-Paul Sartre in 1946. “A pure play of movement,” he called one. “It needs only to be touched by a breath of warm air.” Double Gong (1953) is one of 160 works in Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through September 19. (415) 357-4000, sfmoma.org .
A Good Turn at Helena’s Holter
Think wood is just for furniture? See Triangle Rocking Bowl made of cocobolo, a Central American hardwood, in the exhibit The Art of Wood: Outside the Box at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Mont. Before turning to his lathe, sculptor Hans Weissflog visualizes each piece “to push the border of what is possible to make.” Weissflog is one of 42 artists in the show, open through October 15. (406) 442-6400, holtermuseum.org .
No Dark Horse
After he took part in the Oregon Trail’s first large migration nearly 170 years ago, Thomas Dove Keizur settled on the Willamette River, led the state’s National Guard, and gave his name (albeit misspelled) to Keizer, Ore. A new bronze statue by Gareth Curtiss honors him at the town’s Civic Center. 930 Chemawa Road NE, (503) 393-9111, keizerchamber.com .
Photography by Ian Reeves
This article was first published in July 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.