SWOON

2200 S Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109

  • Dates: April 25, 2024 - August 11, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Amarillo Museum of Art
  • Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely

    known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art.

    Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her

    paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more

    accessible.

    In a moment when contemporary art often holds a conflicted relationship to beauty, Callie’s work

    carries with it an earnestness, treating the beautiful as sublime even as she explores the darker sides of

    her subjects. Her work has become known for marrying the whimsical to the grounded, often weaving in

    slivers of fairy-tales, scraps of myth, and a recurring motif of the sacred feminine. Tendrils of her own

    family history—and a legacy of her parents’ struggles with addiction and substance abuse—recur

    throughout her work.

    While much of Callie’s art plays with the fantastical, there is also a strong element of

    realism. This can be seen in her myriad social endeavors, including a long-term community revitalization

    project in Braddock, Pennsylvania and her efforts to build

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