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Retrospective:   Sold Paintings, Sculpture and Artist Books

 Paintings  pg   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8      Sculpture  pg     9     10    11      12     Mixed Media  pg     13    14      Books      15    16

Thumbnails (Sold Work)        Index ( with Introduction)
 

 

 

retrospective page 12

my little gypsy friend, 1995, 28 x 17

factory maidís lament, 2012. 24 x 15

"...an unsettling display of dirty Lilliputian-sized clothing by Larry Calkins. (...) There is something vaguely aberrant in his soiled doll-size scale that suggests psychological truths about childhood and memory."

Frances DeVouno, Artweek, June 29, 2001

my little gypsy friend, 1995, 28 x 17
 

factory maid’s lament, 2012. 24 x 15
 

 

sisters and aunts, 1995, 31 x 121 x 7

crow, 1995, 48 9 x 4

"At MIA Gallery, Calkins' poignant little flattened muslin dresses, hung on minimalist armatures, seemed dreamy, even historical, as though someone had dug them out of an old cedar chest that had been left forgotten for a hundred years in a prairie attic."
Robin Updike, Seattle Times art critic, March 3, 1998

sisters and aunts, 1995, 31 x 121 x 7
 

crow, 1995, 48 9 x 4
 

 

saint joan, 1997, 59 x 30 x 9.5

merrylegs, 2000,  47 x 25 x 14

i saw your face in a window yesterday
i saw you walking on a busy street
were we ever friends?
you and your limp
do you still have it?

saint joan, 1997, 59 x 30 x 9.5
 

merrylegs, 2000,  47 x 25 x 14
 

 

farmerís friend, 1996, 64 x 23 x 11

common Johnny & young Porter, ca 1998

left:
your plow has dulled, old man
the furrows waver
left and right

your mule sags in the middle
he's long in the tooth like you

keep plowing old man
plant that corn
feed those cows

farmer’s friend, 1996, 64 x 23 x 11
 

common Johnny & young Porter, ca 1998
 

 

New York Rtimes, August 12, 2001
link to the
Article in the New York Times
August 12, 2001,

Dr.MInefierldís horse of good intentions, 2001, ca 40 x 36 x 8

pulling down the old trail he goes.
creaking wheels mumble in the dusk
the quiet child in a universe very small.

"supper's ready, come eat" she calls.
the toy horse gets left behind to rust.


 

Dr.MInefierld’s horse of good intentions, 2001, ca 40 x 36 x 8                   
                                                                                                                            

5 dress sculptures

untitled (rock dress), 2011, ca 12 x 6 x 4

"On walls and free-standing platforms. one form dominates: that of a simple
A-line dress with narrow sleeves and a disproportionately long skirt, reminiscent of nineteenth century christening gowns.
(...) Father and brother, doll like works with round heads of bandages and beeswax, also wear dresses (....)

...the dress, for Calkins, stands for humanity, not merely a gendered half of it.
"

Rebecca Albiani, Artweek, 2000, review with photos

5 dress sculptures

untitled (rock dress), 2011, ca 12 x 6 x 4

 

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