Caryatidforms a wall of shapes, both geometric, and figurative. Named from a term in classical architecture, in which marble sculptures of draped female figures are used as supports instead of columns, Caryatidreferences the balance and weight of this idea, both formally and sociologically. Abstracted, the aggregated wall suggests a more complicated and contemporary dialogue derived from these ancient cornerstones, and explores conflicting expectations of womanhood, presenting feminine identity as a balancing act, precarious and full of contrasting possibilities.
CarolynSalas earned a BFA in sculpture from the College of Santa Fe, NM and an MFA from Hunter College, NY. She has attended residencies at the Abrons Art Center A.I.R. Space Program, The NARS Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, New York, NY; the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; and was a Chashama Studio Space recipient, and received an Elizabeth Foundation Studio Program/Space award. Recent exhibitions include, Mrs., Maspeth, NY, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Koenig & Clinton and Brookfield Arts, New York, NY; Terrault Contemporary and Towson University, Baltimore, MD; Páramo Gallery, Guadalajara, México.
Made in Brooklyn, NY. Standard 18"x24" size for easy and affordable framing or let us frame it in our hand made Vermont maple museum frame featuring walnut splines, archival UV blocking glazing and acid free mounting.
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