• Mark Calderon

    Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art

    Mark Calderon’s steel sculptures have a germinal quality; they seem to arise out of the very spark and sap of life. These new works have a compelling emotional presence, which was made clear in the way they related to one another here spatially. Come Back in Two Halves, 1988, is a red wooden boat, child-size, set on straw. Nearby was Shuttlecock, 1989, a different kind of vessel: corn husks fill a steel framework, which rises to form a vaselike shape. Across from it was Untitled, 1988, a woven cherry bark vase that has been closed with a headlike lid, suggestively transforming it into a human

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