Lump
Cammi Climaco
Yesterday was yesterday. Tomorrow is ours.
May 2009
Showing sculpture and video, this show will feature pieces that are a mix of object, installation and text. Climaco’s work is inspired by the accidental and usually unintentional stumbling across of intimate moments, through her own experiences and the empathic experience of others. Within the dichotomy between the delicate balance of hope and despair, her work is representative of both the staving off of loneliness and the potential for joy and merriment.

Obsessed with the pursuit of happiness, she gives a funny/sad glimpse into the obvious and the subversive, the feminine and masculine and youthful exuberance. Climaco uses humor and surface charm to look at the human condition and human behavior, the good and the bad, and explores simple pleasures and concerns of everyday life. Largely using luxurious porcelain, the pieces and text in the show are symbols of our complicated identities, i.e., a simple piece of grass with litter is a remainder of what might have been a great event.

Cammi Climaco is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in sculpture. She was born in Cleveland, OH. She received a B.F.A. at Kent State University, Kent, OH and earned an M.F.A . at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has shown at Silo in New York, NY, GARDENfresh, Chicago, IL, and the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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