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2019 Season

Shaped by the Other

Santiago Cal

On View

Jan 26–Mar 02, 2019

Guayaberas, machetes, and chanclas.

Photos by Dana Damewood

Santiago Call brings two concurrent bodies of work to the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery in a diversity of mediums, including drawing, sculpture, sound, and video. The first collection explores Cal’s identity as formed by objects commonly associated with Latin America — guayaberas, machetes, and chanclas. The work creates cultural metaphors from everyday items which contribute, both materially and spiritually, to the artist’s sense of identity.

Shaped by the Other’s second collection turns an eye to Cal’s immediate family in a series of arresting sculptures and sketches of his sleeping wife and child. Exploring the notion of the family as a “collective self,” Cal explains “We shape each other through consideration and change. I find that growth resulting from this reflection occurs just prior to sleep, which is why I have chosen this particular time and place to explore.”

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