Ingrid Calame: Traces of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

November 2, 2007-March 16, 2008

Ingrid Calame's works for Traces of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were developed over the course of 18 months. For one week in October 2006, Calame got access to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is home to the Indianapolis 500 (Indy Racing League) and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (NASCAR). There she worked with a team of 10 volunteers from the Indianapolis area and two assistants from her studio to trace the marks on the Speedway. Back in her Los Angeles studio, Calame traced the Speedway tracings to make color pencil drawings on trace Mylar. From these drawings she made paintings using "Sign Painters' 1 Shot"- an oil based enamel often used to paint window signs and pinstripe cars. A new, large latex and enamel wall painting will feature the Victory Donut that Dan Wheldon laid down after winning the 2005 Indianapolis 500.

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