Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Melissa Calderón

Melissa Calderón creates conceptual work exploring social and political landscapes, drawing upon historical and philosophical references to power, fragility, and perception. For the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, she carefully inserts colored yarn into cracks and small hidden areas throughout the building, making a formal connection to her work on rivers that run through contested areas of the world. She highlights the physically stripped “wounds” of the building.

The South Bronx Gold Rush of 2015, 2015
Birchwood, gold embroidery thread, tar
10 x 9 inches

The Bronx River, 2015
3 panels consisting of plywood, embroidery thread, tar
4 x 4 feet (each)
Photo: Ian Douglas  

42nd Injustice, 2015
Birchwood, black and white embroidery thread, tar, caulk, lead eagle feathers
4 x 4 feet

Agalma at the Void, 2015
Embroidery threads and various materials
Dimensions varied