Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.5 x 0.5"
Published on the ocassion of the exhibition Johanna Calle “Dibujos/Dessins,” at la Maison de l’Amérique latine, 217, Bd St. Germain, Paris 75007
The Maison de l’Amérique Latine hosts an exhibition of work by Colombian artist Johanna Calle (to December 20, 2017). Although titled “Drawings” it is much more than that. Her drawings explore the idea of line in all its forms while using text, lattice screens, metal and cloth. Wire is an integral material for many of her projects. Calle often uses it alongside drawing. She says “It is a more dimensional form of line and can communicate certain things that simply drawing cannot… My artworks are the result of research processes that discuss the investigation of materials.” Underlying the visual dimension of her work are such dialectics as abstract vs figurative and what is legible and illegible… the details we see up close and how things look further away.