Sweet Crude

The first major publication exclusively devoted to Cal Lane’s work, this 96-page bilingual retrospective catalogue includes a preface by Kay Hartenstein Saatchi, collector and freelance curator; an introduction by Ray Cronin, director of the Nova Scotia Art Gallery; as well as essays by Michael Rattray, artist, independent curator and arts writer, and Ève De Garie-Lamanque, freelance writer, critic and curator.

Born in 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cal Lane was raised in Saanichton, British Columbia. Following her welding certification, she successively completed a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 2001, and a MFA from the State University of New York at Purchase (2005). Since 2001, Lane has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2002-03), the Textile Museum of Canada (2006), the Museum of Art and Design (New York, 2007), Musea Brugge (Belgium, 2008) and the DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts (2008-10).

Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2004, she has been the recipient of several awards and distinctions, including the 2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship and residency at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York and the 2007 Joseph S. Stauffer Prize, an award given “to encourage young Canadians of outstanding promise or potential” from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Éditions Art Mûr, 96 pages, 60+ colour images, includes biography, 2009
ISBN 978-2-923243-03-0

Cal Lane : Sweet-Crude