Continuing through February 14,2012
Ingrid Calame makes tracings of debris on sidewalks or streets. She or her assistants carefully trace large areas in public spaces that are then transferred to large sheets of vellum or to walls. This Sol Lewit style approach to creative collaboration produces intricate compositions of overlapping stray marks. The delicate works are drawn with colored pencil or, in the case of the site specific wall work, with colored chalk-lines which emphasize their fragility. Calame works with a subtle gradient of colors that create a cohesive compositional whole no matter the size of the work. Also on view are paintings by Raffi Kalenderian. These representational works depict the artist and his friends in casual and intimate settings. Kalenderian imbues the works with the suggestion of passing time and portrays his subjects in different positions within the composition, suggesting ideas of simultaneity.