Crista Commaroto, Constellation CLT artist
Exhibition is on view from March 30, 2019 – July 7, 2019 at Mint Museum Uptown
Terra Forma installation will be moved to Mint Museum Randolph later in the spring.
About The Artist
The Terra Forma series began in 2016 and continues today. I pull forms out of the existing environment, inspired by the events of the day and the ecosystem around me for the choice a “drop.” The drop involved placing a ring to create a formal circumference: a terra form, a spherical boundary, a cell, a reference to the earth that sustains us despite our interference. I begin the terra forms as a sensing and experience of place, restricting myself primarily to what nature provides as materials from each form. I dig and mold the earth, later placing surrounding flora, and it becomes a very physical meditation.
These framed archival inkjet prints are sumptuous details of Crista Cammaroto’s striking Terra Forma installations. In these images, she preserves the ephemeral beauty of what is actually a fleeting event, as many of the elements in a Terra Forma earthwork will wither and fade over time.
Constellation CLT can be seen in four places at Mint Museum Uptown: at the foot of the atrium escalator, on the landings of the mezzanine, and the 4th Levels.
Cammaroto will also create temporary Terra Forma installations in the atrium of the Mint Museum Uptown from April 17-28 and later in the spring at Mint Museum Randolph.
Places / Exhibitions
C3 Labs, 2019
2525 Distribution St., Charlotte, NC
Piedmont Open IB Middle School, 2019
1214 East 10th Street, Charlotte, NC
Carolina Raptor Center: 2018, 2019
6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC
McColl Center for art + Innovation, 2014
721 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Levine Museum of the New South, 2002
200 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Constellation CLT is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.
Throughout the year, different groups of artists from the Charlotte region will be featured on the walls of Mint Museum Uptown, allowing the public to become familiar with the city’s diverse, every-expanding creative community.
Constellation CLT is generously supported by The Arts & Science Council.