Using an ornamental language, artist Maggie Cardelus strives to engage her viewer in a hospitable world of pleasure, illusion, and distraction. The source of these works are often family snapshots which are transformed into sculptural installations.By using photos the artist underscores time, memory and privacy, while the fragility of the work references the temporal qualities of her subjects. Cardelus is a Spanish-American who graduated from Hunter College in NYC, and currently lives and works in Milan. The artist has exhibited internationally with the Galerie Thaddaues Ropac in Paris, and Galeria Fucares in Almagro, Spain. In 2001 the artist exhibited “Circus” with Deitch Projects for her first NYC solo exhibition.