Artist: INGRID CALAME
Title: Tracings from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ⅲ, 2009
Size: 92.7 x 64.8 cm
Material: Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition: 7 of 30
Donated by INGRID CALAME and James Cohan Gallery
Ingrid Calame was born in New York in 1965. Throughout her career, she has generated ideas for paintings through a close examination of the world around her, using detritus left by people in passing as her source material. Taking evidence of human presence in the form of stains, graffiti, tire tracks, and more anonymous marks on sidewalks, floors, walls, and other surfaces, she traces these lines and combines them with the actual floor plans of places. What results are paintings and drawings that look like colorful abstractions but are really one-to-one scale representations of real things. She has created works in places such as the New York Stock Exchange, the streets of Las Vegas, the Indianapolis Speedway, a planetarium, and a church. She refers to this process as a “representation of loss,” – paintings that function in part as landscapes or historical referents to the forgotten, disregarded or unobserved.
Calame currently lives and works in California. She is represented in China and the USA by James Cohan Gallery.