November 7 - December 12, 2015
Opening Reception: November 7, 6pm
4718 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
G Fine Art is thrilled to announce Invisibility Cloaks, an exhibition of new sculptures by Graham Caldwell.
Works in Invisibility Cloaks evince Caldwell's longstanding interest in the material qualities of glass. By heating, manipulating, mirroring and (on occasion) cracking the surfaces of his sculptures, Caldwell creates mesmerizing artworks out of ostensibly mundane materials.
The glistening surfaces of works in Invisibility Cloaks register and reinterpret their surroundings. The resulting reflections are curiously distorted–shapes and shadows shift, warp and reorient themselves, ultimately coalescing into captivatingly skewed images. Caldwell's sculptures are effectively–and remarkably–photographic. Like a camera's film, the works capture every momentary shift in their environment. They draw the viewer's eye yet affront their gaze, returning a perplexing picture of the self and its surroundings.
Of the creative catalyst for Invisibility Cloaks, Caldwell states:
"I am interested in the idea of de-familiarization, of manipulating something known or expected such as window glass or one's own reflected image to produce a strange and slightly uncanny experience."
We invite you to visit the gallery and take a glimpse.
Slumped and Beveled Mirror, 42 x 24 x 8 inches, slumped and silvered window glass, mirror and epoxy
Graham Caldwell holds a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. He studied at the Eugene Lang College & Parsons School of Design at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Caldwell's work has been featured in exhibitions at the Martos Gallery in New York City; Arsenal in Montreal; The Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN; Luis DeJesus Seminal Projects in San Diego, CA; and Bank in Los Angeles, CA; among many other venues. This is his fourth solo show at G Fine Art.