Dave Caudill In Artebella February 16 2016, 0 Comments
Sculptor Dave Caudill states that he is inspired by: “…the wonderful spirit of Alexander Calder,” and that influence is clear in the work we see here today. Calder is famous for creating the mobile, and even though these pieces are “stabiles”, they capture the open, linear quality and sense of play we associate with the iconic 20th century artist.
They also share positivity in their mission. Caudill intends his work to celebrate the beauty and vitality of humanity, and perhaps all creative achievement does this by constantly reaffirming our desire to express an understanding of our place in nature.
Although his work is usually large scale outdoor sculptures, Caudill will be exhibiting smaller pieces in Two Friends, at PYRO Gallery February 18th – April 3rd, 2016, with an Opening Reception Friday, February 19th, 6-9 PM. The show pairs Caudill with his former instructor and now good friend, Bob Lockhart.
Caudill has several public sculptures in Louisville: at 6th & Main St, the University of Louisville School of Music, Maryhurst Alternative School, the Crescent Hill public library, and the offices of the Waterfront Development Corp in downtown.