Maria Calandra

Walking in the Wild

September 17–October 16, 2021

Installation Views

<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Walking in the Wild. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

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<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Walking in the Wild</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail


Works

Maria Calandra. <em>Appian Way (Itri, Italy)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Cathedral Rock</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Crystal Springs Preserve</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Desert Walk</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Grotta DiSperlonga (Italy)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Mack Lake (Sierra National Forest)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Pyramid Lake</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Secret Cove</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Sierra Buttes – View Through a Dead Tree</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Spring Sunset at Naskeag</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra.<em>Tioga Pass</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>View from Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Winter Kissing Trees at Flye Point</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Shell Beach at Sea Ranch</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Alps from the Air</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Channel Islands</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Near Fort Bragg</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Tall Tree Grove (Redwood National Park)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Loves Falls (Sierra City)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Top of the Sierra Buttes</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Crystal Springs II</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Huckleberry Point (Catskills)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Longboat Key at Sunset</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Mom's Backyard near the Bayou</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Mt Desert Narrows Swim</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Sunrise on Sleekonk Road</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Maria Calandra. <em>Super Bloom on a Beach in Marin</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Appian Way (Itri, Italy), 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Cathedral Rock, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Crystal Springs Preserve, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Desert Walk, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Grotta DiSperlonga (Italy), 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Mack Lake (Sierra National Forest), 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Pyramid Lake, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Secret Cove, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Sierra Buttes – View Through a Dead Tree, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Spring Sunset at Naskeag, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra.Tioga Pass, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. View from Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Winter Kissing Trees at Flye Point, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)

Maria Calandra. Shell Beach at Sea Ranch, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)

Maria Calandra. Alps from the Air, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Channel Islands, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Near Fort Bragg, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Tall Tree Grove (Redwood National Park), 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Loves Falls (Sierra City), 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Top of the Sierra Buttes, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

Maria Calandra. Crystal Springs II, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Huckleberry Point (Catskills), 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Longboat Key at Sunset, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Mom's Backyard near the Bayou, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Mt Desert Narrows Swim, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Sunrise on Sleekonk Road, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. Super Bloom on a Beach in Marin, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Maria Calandra. <em>Appian Way (Itri, Italy)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Cathedral Rock</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Crystal Springs Preserve</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Desert Walk</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Grotta DiSperlonga (Italy)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Mack Lake (Sierra National Forest)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Pyramid Lake</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Secret Cove</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Sierra Buttes – View Through a Dead Tree</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Spring Sunset at Naskeag</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra.<em>Tioga Pass</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>View from Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Winter Kissing Trees at Flye Point</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Shell Beach at Sea Ranch</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Alps from the Air</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Channel Islands</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Near Fort Bragg</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Tall Tree Grove (Redwood National Park)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Loves Falls (Sierra City)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on colored canvas over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Top of the Sierra Buttes</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Crystal Springs II</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Huckleberry Point (Catskills)</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Longboat Key at Sunset</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Mom's Backyard near the Bayou</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Mt Desert Narrows Swim</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Sunrise on Sleekonk Road</em>, 2021. Acrylic on linen over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail
Maria Calandra. <em>Super Bloom on a Beach in Marin</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Walking in the Wild, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Brooklyn-based Maria Calandra that are inspired by her frequent excursions into nature. According to Calandra:

Walking in the wild plays a major role in my artistic life. I have always been mesmerized by the repeating lines and colors in reflected water, ancient rocks and twisted tree trunks and roots. Channeling a stream of consciousness, I pull from both the real and imagined while using a form of automatic painting to guide me. I try to make connections between that which I observed and that which I remember. I aim to liberate my thoughts and experiences from any boundaries of the rational.  Photos taken while hiking are used as a visual springboard, but the work quickly departs from there to the memory of a place and the feeling I had while in it. Some of these memories date back to my youth. As I always begin painting a particular place while listening to the same music that I listened to when I was there, undulating sounds and vibrations also influence my brush strokes. The paintings are dense with detail and I strive to make them as alive and wild as the lands that inspired them.

Maria Calandra (born 1976, London) earned a BFA from Ohio University (1999) and an MFA from Cornell University (2006). She is the artist and writer behind Pencil in the Studio, an online project for which she visits an artist for one day to capture their studio and artwork in a drawing. She has exhibited her work at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Shrine Gallery, New York; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York and Fourteen30, Portland. This is her first solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Born 1976, London, England
Lives and works in Brooklyn

Education
2006
MFA, Cornell University, New York 1999 BFA, Ohio University

Solo Exhibitions
2021
Walking in the Wild, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Wall Drawing, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

2015
Maria Calandra – New Drawings, Sardine, Brooklyn

2014
SPACES, Sierra Nevada College, Nevada

2013
Pencil in the Studio, Sardine, Brooklyn

2003
Recent Paintings, Frank L Melaga Museum, Pennsylvania

2000
4 Sections, Moffit Cancer Center, Contemporary Art Museum of The University of South Florida, Tampa

Select Group Exhibitions
2021
Downtown 21, La MaMa Gallery, Manhattan

2020
Beasts Like Me, Bronx Art Space, Bronx
End of the World, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn
Ho Hum, BravinLee Programs, Manhattan
Message/Mystery, Co-Worker Gallery, Ohio

2019
Downward Flower, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland
Door #3, Essex Flowers, Manhattan
FURTHER, George Gallery, Brooklyn
EM-DASH, Ampersand Gallery, Portland
Park, Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn

2018
Meet the Parents, Essex Flowers, Manhattan

💥 🎢 ☀ 🏖 🌈 🐳 🌋 , Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Manhattan

The Mushroom Show, curated by Letha Wilson, New York
Three Person Exhibition, General Hardware Gallery, Toronto
Actually Weird, Underdonk, Brooklyn

2017
Weekend, Mindy Solomon, Miami
Squared x2, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Massachusettes Parting and Together, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume, Manhattan Wythe Collection, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn
Salami Salon, ROE Projects, Brooklyn

2016
Woman Artists for Women’s Rights, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn
The Oasis, Gitler & ____, Manhattan
Summer Flats, Shrine, Manhattan
Super Sketchy, Alleyoop Projects, Manhattan
Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, Manhattan
World Made by Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan

2015
Your Bad Self, Arts and Leisure, Manhattan
HOUSE, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Massachusettes
Salon Society Edition 2, curated by Fabiola Alondra, Brooklyn
#FFFF2 (Fifteen Fragments For Feature), White Columns, Manhattan
I am What I am Not Yet, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, New York
Mercury Rising, Mulherin New York, Manhattan
Wagers, Essex Flowers, Manhattan 2014 Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn
Moore College of Art Design, Philadelphia
By Invitation Only, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn
SPRING/BREAK, Old School, Manhattan
HKJB: Genesis Forward Battery, Underdonk, Broooklyn

2013
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Auction, The Lodge, Manhattan
Cat Camp, Helper, Brooklyn
Portraits of Fern, Norte Maar, Brooklyn
Giacometti and Contemporary Drawing, Norte Maar, Brooklyn
Thank You, Lu Magnus Gallery, Manhattan

2012
Peaces on Earth, Daily Operation/Sardine, Brooklyn
Summer Group Show, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster/Martos gallery, Manhattan WAVERS, curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn

2011
Haywire, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn
Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn
New Year, New Work, New Faces, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn

Grants, Residencies and Awards

2020
Blue Hill Residency, Blue Hill, Maine

2016
Wythe Hotel Residency, Brooklyn

2015
DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA

2013
DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA

2006
Art Fellowship, Cornell University, New York

2004
Art Fellowship, Cornell University, New York

Bibliography
2016
Smith, Roberta. “Inaugural Group Exhibition at Romeo,” The New York Times, April 22

2015
Love, Matthew. “12 Talents shaping the future of New York City’s culture,” Time Out New York, September 23
Halle, Howard. “The best art shows and exhibits in NYC,” Time Out New York, June 15

2013
Greenwald, Xico. “Inside the Artist’s Studio,” New York Sun, May 23
Simon, Lizzie. “Absorbing Inspiration From Her Fellow Artists,” Wall Street Journal, May 20
Butler, Sharon. “Giacometti in Bushwick: “Art, reality and the myth of life became one,” Two Coats of Paint, February 23