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Caledonia Dance Curry - Toronto, Canada

The Anthropocene, 2013
Mixed Media Installation

22 - Bay Adelaide Centre, 26 Temperance Street
(Adjacent to the underground parking lot entrance)

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Mixed Media Installation

Caledonia Dance Curry, also known as Swoon, is known globally for her intricate wheat pasted paper cut outs and prints that have emerged throughout the streets of New York City and abroad over the past ten years. These pieces generally depict images of people who surround her in her daily life, people she meets during her travels, friends, and family. She takes inspiration from both folk art and historic sources, ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints to Indonesian shadow puppets. Her cut outs are often pasted onto deserted buildings and bridges playing with the natural environment of the work, taking into consideration the physical space and community where they exist.

A street artist, born in New London, CT and raised in Daytona Beach, FL, she holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute and is currently based in New York City. She has exhibited in galleries for nearly a decade and continues to exhibit her work internationally in galleries, institutions, and on the streets across the globe. Her artwork can be found in collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, London.

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