Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Maria L Calandra
Brooklyn NY US
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15

STATEMENT OF WORK

I draw the studios and artworks of my contemporaries and the places these and other works exist beyond the studio: museums, artists’ homes, and collectors’ walls. I translate these interior spaces and the art that is in them into my own. The work acts like a portrait and homage to not only my historical influences and the institutes they exist in, but also to the work of my peers who are my constant inspiration and shape this moment in contemporary art. By employing a traditional, conceptual, and personal approach to making graphite drawings from direct observation, I am able to better see and understand what matters to me most: art.

I also have a project titled Pencil in the Studio where I do a drawing of the studio while visiting the artist. I have made over 80 visits so far and will continue to record this moment in the contemporary art for years to come. 




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