From the Skin of Birds From the Skin of Bricks We Make Our Choices


From the Skin of Birds From the Skin of Bricks We Make Our Choices
By Alexis Callender


December 19, 2013  - January 19, 2014

chashama 461 @125th
461 West 125th Street
Window Installation on View from the Street
New York, NY

From the Skin of Birds From the Skin of Bricks We Make Our Choices  was created as a drawing collage exploring the complex and tenuous relationship between urban and artificial constructions and our contemporary notions of nature. In this three-dimensional drawing study the language of natural bodies, birds, plants, and snippets of forest are revealed through the surfaces of brick, plastics and artificial object forms, nature exists as part of the detritus of a hybrid landscape. Callender dematerializing images of imagined nature-scapes and then recuses them, like recycling her own creative trash to show the deconstructing of a landscapes, the organic and artificial fusing together to reveal a physical space that evokes, although we may glorify nature through images, we exist in a nearly constant state of consumption of the natural world that defines modern life.
 
Callender received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has held workspace residency’s with Project For Empty Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art and Urban Glass in Brooklyn.


Tags: installation, window, Harlem, 461 W 125th Street
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