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See It Now: The Pace Gallery Presents Robert Irwin and Alexander Calder

Mark your calendars—Pace London is holding their first exhibition of American artist Robert Irwin this summer at 6 Burlington Gardens, from June 21 to August 17.

The exhibition features two new site-specific installations; Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue³ III occupies the entire ground floor of the gallery. Three aluminium black and colored panels are suspended from the ceiling to mirror three identical panels hovering over the floor, "suspending the viewer in a real time-space experience."

(Robert Irwin, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue³ III © 2012 Robert Irwin. Photograph © 2013 Philipp Stolz Rittermann)Piccadilly, installed on the first floor of the gallery, "experiments with the perceptual qualities of light, playing with rhythm, texture, densities, temperature, and chromatic relationships." The piece is made up of forty-seven green and white fluorescent tubes mounted in vertical groupings on the wall, a reference to London’s illuminated road junction at Piccadilly Circus.

(Robert Irwin, Piccadilly © 2012 Robert Irwin. Photograph © 2013 Philipp Stolz Rittermann)

The Pace Gallery is also hosting Calder at the Castle, the UK's first-ever outdoor exhibition of large-scale sculptures by the acclaimed American artist Alexander Calder. The exhibit features six monumental works curated to interact with Sudeley Castle’s grounds, including 3 Flèches Blanches (1965) and 4 Planes in Space (1955).

Calder sculptures at Sudeley Castle
(Alexander Calder, 3 Flèches Blanches, 1965; 4 Planes in Space, c. 1955; both ©CALDER FOUNDATION NEW YORK/DACS)
Are you a reader in the UK? Or maybe you're planning a trip? Let us know if you swing by either exhibition! Tag us in your Instagrams or Tweets @LonnyMag. For more information visit www.pacegallery.com.
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