325 West Broadway
New York, NY
Nearest Trains: A, C, R, 2, 3
Open Hours: Friday-Sunday 10-7pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 6-8pm
Press Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-8pm
Special Red, an installation of mixed media at chashama, 325 West Broadway, is an oasis of a surreal world of free associations. In the magical setting of fuchsia sands, our imagination leads us on a journey to the land of cast sculpture where form and function fall into traps, revealing the frames of strangeness in which we search for a mental refuge – an invitation to the crossroads of the saturnalia of our dreams and the bitter sweetness of our memories. Victoria Calabro, the artist behind this unique journey, creates surreal landscapes where our minds unravel the mysterious work of our imagination. Reinforced with a visual and conceptual contrast of materials, Special Red enforces abstract dynamics of surrealism in a way that awakens our subconscious.
Text: Baris Akgun
About the Artist:
Victoria Calabro received an MFA in Fine Art from New York University in 2006. Categorized as a sculptor, installation artist, and craft artist, she often works within the traditional sculpture medium, while incorporating unusual art materials, such as fabric, string, carpet and sand. Her work is currently on display at chashama on 325 West Broadway in SoHo and UrbanGlass offices in Downtown Brooklyn. The majority of her early life was spent living in the Middle East, where she became interested in ideas of home, separation, and memory. Victoria was born in Houston, Texas she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
To see more of Victoria's work, visit her site!
For more information or appointments, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtags: #SpecialRedArt #SpecialRedSand
chashama, which means "to have vision" in Farsi, nurtures artists by transforming underutilized properties into affordable work and presentation spaces for artists, performers, youth and community groups.
Since 1995, chashama has revitalized over 80 properties, providing invaluable space to create for more than 12,000 artists. chashama empowers artists at any stage of their career with services that offer continuous opportunities to create, develop and present. chashama also aspires to bring the benefits of art and creativity to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds with over 130 free, public events and access to cultural programming throughout New York City.
To learn more, visit www.chashama.org
Hashtags: #chashama, #chashamaArts
General Contact: email@example.com, (212)391-8151