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Ingrid Calame: Step on a Crack . . .

Friday, September 25, 2009–Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ingrid Calame (American, born 1965). Mittal Steel No. 1 Shipping 192-208, 2009. Latex and enamel paint, dimensions variable (site installation). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Evelyn Rumsey Carey, George Carey, Charles Clifton Funds, and Charles Clifton Fund, by exchange, 2009. © 2009 Ingrid Calame.

Ingrid Calame (American, born 1965) 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, Calame became the inaugural artist in the Albright-Knox’s Artist-in-Residence program. Battling wind, rain, sun, and the heat generated by steel production, the artist and her team—which was composed of local artists and students—made hundreds of square feet of drawings, which Calame then transformed in her Los Angeles studio into the drawings and paintings that make up 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.”

Learn More about Ingrid Calame's Artist-in-Residence Project

Learn More about Ingrid Calame’s Mittal Steel No. 1 Shipping 192-208, 2009