INGRID CALAME, # 179 Working Drawing, 2005, color pencil on trace Mylar, 176 x 88 inches

INGRID CALAME, # 179 Working Drawing, 2005, color pencil on trace Mylar, 176 x 88 inches

INGRID CALAME, # 182 Working Drawing, 2005, color pencil on trace Mylar, 88 x 88 inches

INGRID CALAME, # 181 Working Drawing, 2005, color pencil on trace Mylar, 176 x 88 inches

Press Release

James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition by California-based artist Ingrid Calame. Ingrid Calame: New Drawings consists of works on mylar -some as large as eleven by seven feet- that are ruminations on time, place, and the human presence.

Calame has said, "Color for me is a trigger for thoughts and memories", which is readily apparent in her new vibrant and complex drawings, generated by her unorthodox method of tracing silhouettes of stains -urban residue - found on the streets of Los Angeles. These stains are small random events recovered by Calame and reordered into striking layered "constellations" of abstract forms drawn with grease pencil on mylar, wedding color and form, order and chaos, into topographies.

Calame was born in the Bronx, NY in 1964 and exhibitionsly resides and works in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently Calame has had museum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, OH, the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and the Kunstverein Hannover in Germany.

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