SWOON

CONTEXT Art NYC 2016
May 3rd – May 8th 2016

CONTEXT Art Miami 2016
November 29th – December 4th 2016

CONTEXT Art NYC 2017
May 3rd – May 8th 2017

Contact us if you are interested in acquiring work by Swoon.

Working under the artist name Swoon, Caledonia Curry (Callie) is a classically trained visual artist and print maker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.

From 2006 to 2009, she constructed and navigated a flotilla of sculptural rafts made from recycled materials down the Mississippi and Hudson rivers, and across the Adriatic Sea to Venice.

Since 2008, Callie has been working in collaboration with the collective Transformazium on a revitalization project in the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, giving a century-old church new life as an arts center and ceramics guild. In 2010 she cofounded Konbit Shelter and built a community center and two homes in earthquake-devastated Haiti, integrating her creative process into a sustainable reconstruction effort.

Alongside her place-based work, she has a studio practice of drawing, printmaking, architectural sculpture and installations.
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Callie’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Sao Paolo Museum of Art.

AVAILABLE ARTWORK

ALISON THE LACEMAKER
Media: 4 color screen print (inc. metallic gold) on handmade tea stained jute paper
Size: 20 x 26 inches
Edition: 125 - Signed & Numbered
Year: 2016
Price: $1000
Availability:


Alison the Lacemaker, one of the Swoon’s most iconic portraits which debuted over ten years ago at the artist’s eponymous New York solo show with Jeffrey Deitch, is presented here as a beautifully vivid multicolor and metallic gold 4 color silkscreen on handmade tea-stained jute paper.
Swoon's description of Alison the Lacemaker:
“When I’m drawing a portrait, I will often have an art-historical reference somewhere in my mind. It’s usually not that I set out to make a reference; just that when I’m drawing, I’ll find a similarity in spirit or composition and let it keep the portrait company while I’m drawing. For Alison the Lacemaker, I was drawing a portrait of my friend sewing when Vermeer’s Lacemaker emerged as a natural muse. The portrait is in honor of theLacemaker, but also a separate nod to the ability of early European woodcut masters—like Jost Amman in his noted depiction of Adam and Eve—to tell such poignant stories about the knowledge of our own mortality.”

SWOON – MONI AND THE SPHINX
Media: Block print and acrylic gouache on paper and wood
Size: 23.25″ x 50″ x .5″ Inches
Edition: Signed Original
Year: 2017
Price: $12,000
Availability: Inquire

SWOON – YAYA
Media: Silkscreen, gouache, and cut paper on wood
Size: 5 x 13 Inches
Edition: Signed Varied Edition 6/28
Year: 2016
Price: $1,800
Availability: Inquire

SWOON – CAIRO
Media: Silkscreen, Cut paper, color wash on handmade paper
*Paper made by the artist
Size: 12 x 13 Inches
Edition: Signed Original
Year: 2016
Price: $3300
Availability: Inquire

SWOON – EDLINE
Media: Screen print on Kraft Paper, hand painted acrylics, on wood and metal
Size: 23 x 32 x 1.5 Inches
Edition: Signed Edition Variant of 30/32
Year: 2015
Price: $4500
Availability: SOLD

SWOON – EDLINE
Media: Linoleum block print and acrylic gouache on paper and found object
Size: 17 x 38 x 9 Inches
Edition: Signed Original
Year: 2016
Price: $7700
Availability: SOLD

SWOON – HELENA
Media: Silkscreen, hand painting and cut paper on handmade paper
*Paper made by the artist
Size: 14 x 11 Inches
Edition: Signed Original
Year: 2016
Price: SOLD

SWOON – MONICA
Media: Screen print and acrylic paint on fabric and wood
Size: 20 x 24 x 2 Inches
Edition: Signed Varied Edition 2/28
Year: 2016
Price: $4250
Availability: SOLD

SWOON – CONSTRUCTION WORKER
Media: Silkscreen and acrylic gouache on paper and wood
Size: 17 x 24 x 1 Inches
Edition: OVE 1/35 (Original Varied Edition)
Year: 2016
Price: $4200
Availability: Inquire

DAWN & GEMMA
Media: Screenprint and hand painting
On paper and wood
Size: 63 x 48 inches
Year: 2015
Price: $12000
Availability: SOLD

EDLINE
Media: Linoleum blockprint – On paper and found object (wooden cabinet door)
Size: 29.5 x 25.5 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $6000
Availability: SOLD

SONIA
Media: Block print on paper, hand painted acrylics, and hand cut paper on wood
Size: 62 x 106.5 Inches
Year: 2015
Availability: Inquire

MONICA
Media: Fabric, paper cutouts, screen print and acrylic paint – On wood
Size: 22 x 24 Inches
Edition: Signed Varied Edition 3/28
Year: 2015
Price: $4000
Availability: SOLD

MONICA
Media: Fabric, paper cutouts, screen print and acrylic paint – On wood
Size: 22 x 24 Inches
Edition: Signed Varied Edition 4/28
Year: 2015
Price: $4000
Availability: SOLD