ARTS, CULTURE AND CIRCUS
Cal Lane - Contenants et contenus décortiqués
Contenants et contenus décortiqués exhibition is a mix of various series that intends to demonstrate Cal Lane’s indignation towards the value society places on consumption and war.
Ammunition boxes, sewer pipes, car door, oil cans are transformed through her blowtorch revealing delicate and detailed decorative scenes in lace-like patterns.
“I have always been interested in embracing the very thing that repels me in order to understand it”. Comparing and contrasting is at the heart of Lane’s work. She creates pieces that straddle the line between ornament and function offering a thin veil that acts as apparent beauty but underlies less beautiful realities; incongruous social structures and excess.
Born in 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cal Lane grew up in Saanichton, British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master’s from the New York State University.
Her work has taken part in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Quebec, Canada, the United States and Europe and they also can be found in numerous public and private collections in Quebec, Canada and the United States. She is represented in Montreal by Art Mûr Gallery.