LUISA CALDWELL, SASHA BRAULOV

The Lost Half

(Saint Petersburg, Russia)

 

This project is a tribute to the architecture of two cities: New York and St. Petersburg. The artists attempt to highlight the issue of preserving “unflashy” cultural landmarks, which are at particular risk of decay in major cities, whatever their country and its particular social, political, and macroeconomic situation.

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Luisa Caldwell is a Brooklyn, NY based multidisciplinary artist working from intimate works on paper to large-scale installation sculpture in the public realm. Recent solo exhibitions include “Curtain Call” at Hancher Auditorium at University of Iowa and “A Cat In God’s Garden” at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. Caldwell’s work has been reviewed by The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic and is in many public and private collections, including Deutsche Bank and Weisman Foundation at Pepperdine University, CA.

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Sasha Braulov is a home product designer and artist. He was born in Leningrad in 1987 and graduated from the Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg State University. In 2014, together with his wife Nastya Kopteva, he founded home decor design studio 52 FACTORY. Braulov has shown work at Russian and international art and design exhibitions. He became interested in embroidery as a child, and since then has often drawn on this medium in his art projects.