”What’s up with the bats?” asked an urban visitor, a psychiatrist. Another print shop visitor recalled a visceral childhood memory of actually seeing bats stuck in flypaper. Bats swooped in curvilinear motion late at night as artists focused on studio details. Callard's beloved grandfather was an active conservationist but wrote her a story about chasing bats out of his furniture store with a pole.
Andrea Callard’s interdisciplinary cultural practice moves through fine art, communication media, education, and other areas of inquiry. Callard founded and directed Avocet in collaboration with Jolie Stahl. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Callard was an early leader and documentarian in the artists group COLAB. The Museum of the Chinese in America, the New Museum, the Whitney Museum, the New York Foundation for the Arts and many others have published or presented her work.