It seems that I have sewn forever. And this winter has been no different.
WINTER WORKSPACE @ WAVE HILL
This winter I am in residence at beautiful Wave Hill, creating a new body of work called Wood Wounds. A snippet about my work there:
Calderón looks forward to exploring numerous species of bare trees on Wave Hill’s grounds and in the woodlands during the winter season, sketching these vegetal forms and translating their patterns into embroidery. Wood panels serve as metaphors for “fallen men,” as well as for bruised and scarred skin, upon which she builds further layers of stitched thread.
Also, Opening in February is Pelea - Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity at NYU. The exhibition will explore how artists are responding to displacement through their work and practice and will provide a platform for examining visual strategies among contemporary Latinx artists.
This exhibition is curated by Arlene Dávila, Professor and founder of The Latinx Project
I have reimagined and revisited a new series of work called My Underemployed Life - a nod to my previous series of embroidered works addressing the precarious and perpetual financial twilight of an artist.
PARA ROBERTO UPDATE
I call it my “belly button” on the plaza.
But soon, there will be a large-scale fully bronze dedication to Roberto Clemente and Puerto Rico standing there. Its been a very long gestation period that is finally coming to birth. I am beyond excited, exceedingly nervous, but grateful to have my work permanently placed in the South Bronx.