In June 2008, artist Ingrid Calame became the Albright-Knox’s first Artist-in-Residence. During her time in Buffalo, Calame led a team of ten local students in a series tracing sessions at various sites in the community. On thousands of feet of Mylar, they traced the stains and marks found on the floors of wading pools, grain elevators, playgrounds, the museum’s parking lot, the ArcelorMittal steelmaking plant in Lackawanna (formerly part of Bethlehem Steel), and elsewhere. Based on the tracings, Calame created a series of works that debuted in the Albright-Knox exhibition Ingrid Calame: Step on a Crack . . . in September 2009.
Throwback Thursday: Ingrid Calame Tracing in Buffalo
August 31, 2017