Field Kallop – Marfa Invitational
Fair Dates: Thursday, April 2nd, through Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Location: Saint George Hall, 113 E El Paso St, Marfa, TX 79843
Hours: Thursday, 5 – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday, 11 – 5 PM, Sunday 10 – 1 PM
Contact Info: , 212.933.0291, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present Field Kallop at Marfa Invitational, an international contemporary art fair situated in the far west Texas town of Marfa. The exhibition will be on view at the MI Project Space, just around the corner from Saint George Hall, from April 2nd through April 5th, 2020, opening with a VIP preview on Thursday, April 2nd from 5-8 pm.
In Kallop’s recent, abstract paintings she continues her exploration of the forms and patterns that are present everywhere in the cosmos. Using acrylic paint on canvas, she weaves together grid structures and curvilinear shapes to create dynamic compositions that reference natural rhythms and astronomical movements. As she works, Kallop applies countless layers of thinned paint that overlap and blend together, generating a vibrant and luminous palette. Her delicate scrims of color, as well as her intricate brushwork, further enhance these mesmerizing pictorial spaces. Kallop’s geometric arrangements are at once familiar and mysterious, evoking the silent order inherent in the world around us and the universe beyond.
Kallop’s new paintings reveal her long-standing interest in math and science, as well as her affection for a wide range of artistic traditions such as tantra drawing, textile practices and modernist painting. Kallop has been particularly inspired by several female artists of the 19th and 20th centuries who lived and worked in the desert, including Agnes Martin, Georgia O’Keeffe and Agnes Pelton. Like them, Kallop attempts to draw her viewer deeply into her paintings, conjuring a sense of meditative stillness. We are excited to present this new body of work in Marfa, as these paintings seem to be in dialogue with the calm expansiveness and quiet wonder of the desert landscape.
Field Kallop (b. 1982) was born and raised in New York City, where she currently lives and works. She received her MFA with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and her BA from Princeton University in 2004. A recipient of multiple awards and residencies, she was most recently Artist in Residence at The Andy Warhol Preserve in Montauk, NY. Kallop has exhibited widely at museums and galleries across the US.