Ingrid Calame's Pouncing

James Kalm visits Ingrid Calame's latest exhibition at James Cohan gallery. The video close ups and room views really gives you get a better sense of the installation.  Calame has made room size installations of her tracings of the tire tracks from the Indianapolis Speedway. She uses a renaissance transfer technique, pouncing, to put the traced image on the wall. Once the tire tracks are traced, thousands of pin-pricks are put in the transfer paper. The paper is hung on the wall and then a dry pigment is pushed through the holes onto the wall. Pouncing specifically refers to something like cheesecloth, filled with pigment, thats dabbed onto the pinpricks.   As you can see this process, frequently used to reproduce portraits, becomes something different when working on this scale, check out the work in progress image below.


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INGRID CALAME
Tracks, 2013
Installation view
Photographer: Jason Mandella
Detail Image
INGRID CALAME
Tracks, 2013
Installation view
Photographer: Jason Mandella
Detail Image
INGRID CALAME
Tracks, 2013
Installation view
Photographer: Jason Mandella
Detail Image



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