An exhibition of Herbert Bayer’s Maquettes and Sculptures installed at the Aspen Institute from 2016-2017.
From the Aspen Times- August 18, 2016
Aspen Times Weekly: Herbert Bayer in Miniature
Walking around the new Herbert Bayer exhibition at the Aspen Institute’s Paepcke Gallery, one imagines the Bauhaus great and Aspen icon at work in his Red Mountain studio — crunching numbers, studying a color wheel and cutting paperboard pieces.
The new show, “Maquettes and Sculptures,” collects eight of Bayer’s miniature handmade models for his sculptures alongside three posthumously realized ones. It offers a tantalizing look at Bayer’s process.
The wood, paperboard and metal maquettes are small versions of what the artist imagined to be monumental installation pieces. He made more than 50 maquettes during his life, many of which are permanently displayed in a wood chest at Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. and are now on loan to the institute. There are untitled maquettes of intersecting shapes and a wood-and-steel miniature of his 1963 “Memorial Sculpture” honoring Walter Paepcke, along with undulating and articulated walls.