Cal Lane is a Canadian artist based in New York and is known for her outstanding sculptures made of industrial objects turned into lacy-patterned art pieces. In her early years, back in Vancouver Island, Cal became interested in exploring gender roles and conceptual art. Lane’s sculptures combine elements of two opposite qualities creating a coherent whole. The artist uses heavy materials and turns them into the most delicate and light objects.
Thanks to Cal Lane, steel is often associated with solid masculinity and gets an entirely different shape. The artist softens its image by carving lace-like patterns that transform its presentation into something more feminine. This way, we can watch the paradox of these two worlds merging. Lane uses various materials like car and truck hoods, spades, wheelbarrows, and oil drums. When it comes to the patterns Cal chooses for her laces, they often reference religion and hint at lace’s representative capacity to expose and conceal.
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