Artists pushing boundaries of form and content
ASC Projects is pleased to announce the fifth live residency, featuring visual artist Craig Calderwood. Beginning August 11, 2015, Calderwood will set up shop in the gallery to create new works for her Beast of Burden series.
“Beast of Burden is an Inter-Species-Trans-Muddle confronting the consumption of bio matter by the “Masculine Accuser”, The figures I will be working live in expectations to give up the flesh of their being, with a smile. :)”
The ASC/AiR residency creates an opportunity for visitors to witness, experience, and investigate the art-making process while giving artists a space to create new works and experiment in an exhibition venue that is open to the public. The residency then culminates into a solo exhibition September 4th with an artist reception from 7-9pm.
Artist On-Site Public Hours:
August 11 – 28 // Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays // 1-5pm
Work-in-Progress Preview Celebration:
Friday, August 21, 7-9pm
Artist Reception for Solo Exhibition:
Friday, September 4, 7-9pm
Held by the nonverbal, Craig Calderwood uses visual language to construct dense, elaborate patterns of symbols that add subtext to the full narratives of her work. The Patterns fight for space, or uncomfortably hold hands, to form obsessively detailed drawings and sculpture. Finding and reinterpreting these symbols through research on the themes she wades in—Melancholia, Suburbia, Feminist Sciences, Antinormative Desire, Failure and “Queer” Animals, to name a few—she takes to her pieces with a cache of data and weave what feels like visual essays. Calderwood’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally. She is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco and a 2015 recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Grant.
Beast of Burden is supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission