Albright-Knox Artist-in-residence Ingrid Calame: Step on a Crack...

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Born in 1965, the American artist Ingrid Calame is best known for her artworks based on tracings of stains and marks found on city streets and sidewalks that she transposes onto museum walls. In June 2008, she became the inaugural artist in the Albright-Knox’s Artist-in-Residence program. Battling wind, rain, sun, and the heat generated by steel production, Calame and her team made hundreds of square feet of drawings, which she then transformed in her Los Angeles studio into the drawings and paintings comprising this exhibition. The drawings, traced at numerous sites in and around Buffalo, have, in the words of the artist “stopped short of being symbols—they are captured images that combine history, physical fact, decay, memory, and personal experience.”


The Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible with major funding from the MetLife Foundation Museums and Community Connections Program and through the generous support of Sandy and Margie Nobel.
Additional funding is graciously provided by the Phyllis L. Goldman Memorial Fund.
Sincere thanks are extended to the local management at ArcelorMittal, Inc. and RiverWright, Inc. for their participation in the Artist-in-Residence Calame Project, and to Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, Valley Community Center, and Elmwood Village Charter School, whose students participated in educational programming before and during the residency.


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tags: ingrid calame tracing albright knox museum contemporary artists art gallery exhibit
credits: Matthew Quinn
posted on 01/13/2010

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