JessicaCALDAS
Drawings, prints, and other work by Jessica Caldas. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.


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What Makes a Home? Jessica Caldas & Aubrey Longley-Cook - BurnAway
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Sneak peek of my installation, “Vanessa, Age 11, II”
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Two Houses

Jessica Caldas & Aubrey Longley-Cook: 2013-2014 Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artists
The City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award winners for 2014, Jessica Caldas and Aubrey Longley-Cook, present Two Houses an immersive show investigating interior and exterior views of family at Chastain Arts Center. The home is commonly perceived to be a safe space. By engaging various mediums, the artists examine experiences that break from this ideal. Through the repetition of these broken narratives, the fantasy of the home is unraveled and new perspectives of family are created. March 17th - April 17th  Closing reception and award ceremony on Wednesday, April 16th, from 6:30-8:00pm. Chastain Arts Center 135 West Wieuca Road NW Atlanta, GA 30342
A few questions with Jessica Caldas and Aubrey Longley-Cook
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"This is not who I am, I’m just having a good time"
2013
Mono type, relief, screen print, colored pencil and litho crayon on Stonehenge

This piece was recently selected to appear in ARC Gallery’s “Fractured Yet Rising” Show in March, opening Friday, March 7th in Chicago.
The show “is a multimedia art exhibit that raises awareness about the different dimensions of violence against women, and communicates the experiences, journeys and shifts in self-perception from victims to communicators about the phenomenon. The exhibition explores the theme of violence against women by engaging with story and experience, the psychology of abuse, survival and transformation, and the role of mass media and culture in furthering violence against women. Healthy definitions of masculinity and femininity also will be depicted along with spiritual and conceptual foundations for understanding the phenomenon.”

This piece is from my body of work titled “Out of Context”  which “deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of various issues such as intimate partner violence, sexism, racism, body policing and more. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”

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Out of Context: Four Letter Word Survey
Out of Context: Four Letter Word Survey
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5 pieces from my recent body of work, titled “Out of Context”
2013



"This work deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of gendered issues. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”



Participate in this body of work, share your stories and experiences on this survey (anything used in a project will be completely anonymous): Out of Context: Four Letter Word
See more of my work at jessicacaldas.com

Photos courtesy David Batterman Photography.
5 pieces from my recent body of work, titled “Out of Context”
2013



"This work deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of gendered issues. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”



Participate in this body of work, share your stories and experiences on this survey (anything used in a project will be completely anonymous): Out of Context: Four Letter Word
See more of my work at jessicacaldas.com

Photos courtesy David Batterman Photography.
5 pieces from my recent body of work, titled “Out of Context”
2013



"This work deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of gendered issues. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”



Participate in this body of work, share your stories and experiences on this survey (anything used in a project will be completely anonymous): Out of Context: Four Letter Word
See more of my work at jessicacaldas.com

Photos courtesy David Batterman Photography.
5 pieces from my recent body of work, titled “Out of Context”
2013



"This work deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of gendered issues. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”



Participate in this body of work, share your stories and experiences on this survey (anything used in a project will be completely anonymous): Out of Context: Four Letter Word
See more of my work at jessicacaldas.com

Photos courtesy David Batterman Photography.
5 pieces from my recent body of work, titled “Out of Context”
2013



"This work deals with the negative and positive ways we use language related to sex, identity, and race in the context of gendered issues. In negative contexts, language we use becomes a barrier to separate ourselves from behavior. We are careless with language and we forget its power. In positive contexts, language we use becomes a form of agency and a way for us to choose our own identity. We use words to relate to others. We reclaim words and choose to reject words as we desire. In some cases the degree to which these actions are positive or negative shift.”



Participate in this body of work, share your stories and experiences on this survey (anything used in a project will be completely anonymous): Out of Context: Four Letter Word
See more of my work at jessicacaldas.com

Photos courtesy David Batterman Photography.
Jessica Caldas
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burnawayga:

Downtown - Covered by Art, Sweat and Hopefully No Tears. 
And here it is - the long awaited install week for Elevate Atlanta. For the next 5 days myself, our staff, our artists and our technicians will be hustling BIG TIME to get everything juuust right before the opening day (Friday). Here are some photos of artwork being installed, performances being rehearsed and on site skype meetings via tiny phone screens. I look forward to sharing this crazy, exciting and sure-to-be hectic week of public art event preparations with you.
- Courtney M. Hammond

The ever fabulous and glamorous Courtney Hammond of Dashboard Co-Op and The Office of Cultural Affairs/Elevate is curating Burnaway’s Tumblr this week to build up to Elevate 2013.  I’m lucky enough to be participating in Elevate with a group performance piece called Mass Transit Muse led by the Brilliant Mike Molina and Heidi Howard.  Super exciting.
This city is so cool.
zinkaproject:

burnawayga:

Downtown - Covered by Art, Sweat and Hopefully No Tears. 
And here it is - the long awaited install week for Elevate Atlanta. For the next 5 days myself, our staff, our artists and our technicians will be hustling BIG TIME to get everything juuust right before the opening day (Friday). Here are some photos of artwork being installed, performances being rehearsed and on site skype meetings via tiny phone screens. I look forward to sharing this crazy, exciting and sure-to-be hectic week of public art event preparations with you.
- Courtney M. Hammond

The ever fabulous and glamorous Courtney Hammond of Dashboard Co-Op and The Office of Cultural Affairs/Elevate is curating Burnaway’s Tumblr this week to build up to Elevate 2013.  I’m lucky enough to be participating in Elevate with a group performance piece called Mass Transit Muse led by the Brilliant Mike Molina and Heidi Howard.  Super exciting.
This city is so cool.
zinkaproject:

burnawayga:

Downtown - Covered by Art, Sweat and Hopefully No Tears. 
And here it is - the long awaited install week for Elevate Atlanta. For the next 5 days myself, our staff, our artists and our technicians will be hustling BIG TIME to get everything juuust right before the opening day (Friday). Here are some photos of artwork being installed, performances being rehearsed and on site skype meetings via tiny phone screens. I look forward to sharing this crazy, exciting and sure-to-be hectic week of public art event preparations with you.
- Courtney M. Hammond

The ever fabulous and glamorous Courtney Hammond of Dashboard Co-Op and The Office of Cultural Affairs/Elevate is curating Burnaway’s Tumblr this week to build up to Elevate 2013.  I’m lucky enough to be participating in Elevate with a group performance piece called Mass Transit Muse led by the Brilliant Mike Molina and Heidi Howard.  Super exciting.
This city is so cool.
zinkaproject:

burnawayga:

Downtown - Covered by Art, Sweat and Hopefully No Tears. 
And here it is - the long awaited install week for Elevate Atlanta. For the next 5 days myself, our staff, our artists and our technicians will be hustling BIG TIME to get everything juuust right before the opening day (Friday). Here are some photos of artwork being installed, performances being rehearsed and on site skype meetings via tiny phone screens. I look forward to sharing this crazy, exciting and sure-to-be hectic week of public art event preparations with you.
- Courtney M. Hammond

The ever fabulous and glamorous Courtney Hammond of Dashboard Co-Op and The Office of Cultural Affairs/Elevate is curating Burnaway’s Tumblr this week to build up to Elevate 2013.  I’m lucky enough to be participating in Elevate with a group performance piece called Mass Transit Muse led by the Brilliant Mike Molina and Heidi Howard.  Super exciting.
This city is so cool.
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