Presented by Timothy Taylor as part of the ongoing public arts programme curated by Encounter, the exhibition presents recent cutout sculptures by American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927, Brooklyn, NY), located at the Smithson Plaza in St. James, London.
Now in his sixth decade of working with cutouts, Katz shows us the remarkable range of a medium perfected over time. The exhibition consists of three portraits of his closest family members, inviting us into his inner world. Ada del Moro Katz, his wife and lifelong muse, appears twice, her beauty captured both as a wind-vane and a lifelike sculpture of her figure walking away from the viewer. Katz’s son Vincent Katz, drawn in elegantly monumental proportions, is caught in a mirrored outline of a fleeting embrace with his wife Vivien.
Smithson Plaza, 25-27 St James's St, St. James's, London SW1A 1HJ, UK