Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cal Lane

Cal Lane's lace shovels immediately caught my eye for their striking beauty and contrasting material and pattern. Her work continues to develop and amaze most recently with using oil drums. 'Sweet Crude' is currently on exhibit at The Art Gallery of Mississauga and through April 3rd at The Design Center in Philadelphia.

From Grandma's cupcakes to oil drum tapestries. Cal Lane remembers watching her grandmother bake cupcakes, then cover them with paper doilies and sift icing sugar on top to create a decorative lace pattern. The fragility and frivolity of the sugar patterns contrasted with the solidity and substance of the cupcakes is a striking blend of tension and harmony that Lane draws upon for her art.
- Art Gallery of Mississauga

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