Caledonia “Callie” Curry – aka Swoon

May 22, 2010 § 4 Comments

Swoon 2006

Swoon's flotilla at the Venice Biennale

Swoon's flotilla at the Venice Biennale

Swoon in North Philadelphia

Swoon in North Philadelphia

Caledonia “Callie” Currie – aka Swoon is a New York City artist whose works include life size figures done up in wheat paste on the side of buildings, a floatilla made of junk, and a earthquake proof shelter for the people of Haiti.

Her newest project involves a dilapidated church in the Appalachian town of North Bradock, PA.   The church  is being reincarnated as the Transformazium – a much needed cultural center for the community.

Swoon’s work is epic in scale, yet retain a sense of intimacy through their accessibility. Executed in simple, found, or reclaimed materials evokes a “work with what you have” attitude towards creativity that is truly inspiring.

If you are so inclined, Swoon was recently featured in an excellent article titled  “Taking It to the Street” by Ann Landi in the April 2010 issue of Art News .
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Links in this post:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swoon_(artist)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/18/arts/design/18flot.html?_r=2&oref=slogin

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2010/05/21/2010-05-21_art_with_a_purpose_pratt_grad_crafts_quakeproof_hut_for_haiti.html

http://www.flickr.com/groups/swoon/pool/

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09211/987246-56.stm

http://www.artnews.com/home/

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