COLLAGE ON VIEW
Dana Caldera: Material World
at Box13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas, USA
3 November-9 December 2023
Dana Caldera creates contemporary combinations made with found paper, found fabric, and handmade paper. Each work is a study of sentimentality and materiality. Sentimentally, she is drawn to the stories in the found objects. Materially, she considers how both fabric and paper are fibers. These found fiber objects seem linked in the way that they record our lives, how they are impermanent, and in their physical properties.
As she works, she layers and combines the found fibers into a new object. The resulting piece is a physical stretching and remaking of the found material, which gives new energy to the discarded records of a life lived. Water, time, value, domestic labor, craft, memory keeping, and community are additional themes that run through the work.
Material World is a site specific artwork created for the Window Box Gallery. The oversized collage artwork completely fills the wall of the gallery, like a hanging quilt, wallpaper, or indoor mural. The resulting piece is highly tactile and visually complex. Material World is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
(text adapted from material provided by the artist)
6700 Harrisburg Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77011 USA
Material World is viewable from the outside at all hours.
Gallery hours: Saturday, 1-5PM and by appointment