and an engaging, if semi-articulate, manner. The LA-based artist, known for her abstractions based on urban stains, spoke at CCAC last night. She showed kick-ass paintings from her current exhibition at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery and works in progress including a 25,000 square foot drawing of stains on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Most entertaining was her performance of the works’ titles, “found” sounds like fsstCK. Most mysterious was her explanation of her working process. Most shocking was her revelation that her grandmother’s unfound body dissolved into a stain on her sheets. By the close of the talk, Calame made a convincing case for her obsession with irregular blotches.

- Meredith Tromble [Wednesday, March 27th, 2002]


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