Ingrid Calame: MFA Summer Lecture Series 2012

Posted: June 1, 2012

Ingrid Calame. Hoo-koo-koo-koo, 2003. Enamel Paint on Aluminum. 72 in x 72 in

The second conversation for the Guest Lecture Series Summer 2012 is with internationally celebrated artist Ingrid Calame.

Ingrid traces contours of stains from the streets and transposes them into graphic, painterly compositions that are reminiscent of Abstract Expressionist paintings. Each trace is filed away with the place and date it was found for use in future paintings. When making a painting, she combines these archived tracings to create layered works that are at once abstract and representational.

The London-based newspaper, The Examiner, reviewed a recent exhibition of her works at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, observing that "the ground beneath our feet is always changing, but Calame offers us her traces for an extended period of time. Rather than creating new worlds, it is when Calame gets closer to this one...that her work becomes most affecting."

Ingrid earned an MFA from CalArts in art and film. She is based out of Los Angeles and is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.

This event will take place on Wednesday, July 18 in Darling 413, West Campus from 7:00-8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

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