Photographie sur papier, 23 x 29 cm. Musée des beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Fonds Bauermeister. Photo: Musée des beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds

René Bauermeister. California Dreaming


Aluminum, polyester, Plexiglas, and neon are some of the materials that René Bauermeister (1935-1985) employed in creating his sculptures in the late 1960s. Drawing on a collection he donated to MCBA in 1976, the show features objects that the Swiss-French artist produced in multiple iterations in an esthetic akin to Pop Art.

René Bauermeister’s sculptures evince the tireless quest for innovation by a discreet artist whose ambitions and references ran as far as the coast of California.

Curator: Elisabeth Jobin