CAL LANE  CANADA, b 1968

Big Panties
Big Panties (detail)
Astute Class
Hood
Hood (detail)
Pantie Chain
Sweet Spill
Sweet Spill (detail)
Pantie Can
Untitled (Shovel)
Untitled (Shovel) (detail)
Untitled (Shovel) (detail)
Doily Dumbbells
Doily Dumbbells (detail)

BIOGRAPHY

Originally hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, Cal Lane has worked out of Putnam Valley, New York for the last 20 years she, where she currently lives with her family. Lane’s multi-disciplinary body of work explores the paradoxical implications of gender and associated cultural traditions and expectations, as expressed through found objects and materials.

 

Lane is perhaps best known for her steel pieces into which she plasma cuts intricate, lace-like patterns. The juxtaposition of steel, a traditionally masculine and industrial material used in objects like oil drums, shovels, car hoods and barbells with the patterns of lace, associated with femininity and domesticity, provides viewers an opportunity to examine their personal assumptions about gender. Lane’s preoccupation with this topic has its roots in her background as both a hairdresser and later, a welder. Her love/hate relationship with steel has given her license to subvert its popular meanings while celebrating its tensile strength, as she does her best to push the limits of how much it can be altered.

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C24 EXHIBITIONS

2022   IN HER SPACE

  

NEWS

2022     CBC NEWS

2022    STUDIO MAGAZINE

2022     INTERLOCUTOR

2022     COLOSSAL

2022      IN THEIR STUDIOS

2015      COLOSSAL

2014      SCULPTURE 

2012      MY MODERN MET

2008     THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

2007     THE NEW YORK TIMES