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Opening Reception: Carla Caletti: Gathering Between

April 5, 5:00 pm7:00 pm


Carla Caletti: Gathering Between
opening reception: April 5, 5-7 pm
on view: April 2–April 19, 2024

Strata Gallery presents a solo exhibition, Gathering Between featuring abstract figurative paintings and sculpture by New Mexico-based artist, Carla Caletti. The exhibition runs from April 2–April 19, 2024 with an artist reception on April 5, from 5 to 7 pm. An artist talk will follow on April 6, from 3-4 pm.

Working from an inner landscape and worlds real and imagined, Caletti’s abstracted figures are conceived as a cross between superheroes and totemic beings that bridge between the seen and unseen. They surface as a ballast for the chaotic and destructive aspects in the world and offer an infusion and protection, care, and hope. She is drawn to practices of mending and repair, gathering disparate parts and fragments into a new whole. The use of wax and paper with acrylic paint adds layers and depth to her surfaces. The process of adding and removing materials creates a sense of time and speaks to the impermanence of the physical realm and the richness of liminal space.

Fellow Santa Fe Artist Trent Gerard Edwards comments, “An ancient warmth resonates from these paintings; a thoughtful pulse from the heart. The simple yet adorned figures occupying Carla’s work are the vowels of her artistic language and a beautiful art form providing space for our contemplation.”

As a self-taught artist working since her first painting twenty-three years ago when pregnant with her daughter, Caletti has forged her own path in how she makes her work and what materials are involved. She has shown in galleries and art fairs including SomARTS Gallery in San Francisco and Van Der Plas Gallery and Art Expo both in New York City, created pop-ups, street art and curated group shows. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Caletti is now based in Northern New Mexico. She is an Established Artist Member of Strata Gallery.


April 5
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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Santa Fe, NM 87501
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