The ArtCat calendar is closed as of December 31, 2012. Please visit Filterizer for art recommendations.


ARTCAT

CALENDAR | HOSTING



Chris Caccamise, Talisman of Doom

PICK

Sixtyseven Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, 212-967-2260
Chelsea
November 1 - December 10, 2005
Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6 - 8 PM
Web Site


Chris Caccamise’s work consists primarily of sculptures meticulously crafted from cut paper and painted with several coats of bright, high-gloss sign enamel. Talisman of Doom also includes four new videos. While many of Caccamise’s sculptures portray natural, and occasionally supernatural, entities, this show also includes domestic and industrial iconography and a greater focus on text-based constructions. Some of Caccamise’s pieces make overt art historical references while others provide subtle allusions to contemporary art. The most apparent of these art references is a true-to-scale recreation of a small Tony Smith sculpture to which Caccamise adds what seems to be the shingled siding of a house, in effect, “suburbanizing” it.

Caccamise received his joint B.A/B.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1998 and his M.F.A from The School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2003. He currently lives in Brooklyn and works in a studio provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “Working Space” program.

www.flickr.com
Have photos of this show? Tag them with artcal-1298 to see them here.