On View: September 22nd, 2022, 6 – 8 pm – November 12th, 2022
Location: Voltz Clarke Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY, 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 11-5 pm & by appointment
Contact Info: , 917.292.6921, Voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present Circles, a comprehensive solo show featuring new works by artist Field Kallop.
In her new paintings, Field Kallop continues her exploration of the forms and patterns that appear everywhere in the cosmos. Recently she has been particularly engaged with circles, which can be observed when we gaze at the moon, marvel at a rainbow or study cells under a microscope. Circles have been known since the beginning of recorded history and figure prominently in the studies of mathematics and science. They have long been associated with the divine, and in many cultures they represent eternity. Circles are simple and humble forms, yet they often symbolize lofty ideas and inspire complex systems of thought.
The circles that populate Kallop’s new works expand and contract, rotate and orbit. She begins each piece by painting a grid structure, creating an ordered space that grounds the curvilinear forms to follow. Delicate scrims of color accumulate and overlap, generating a sense of luminosity and dimensionality. Concentric circles, serpentine curves and undulating waves emerge from the layers of paint beneath. Finally, small details of shimmering gold and silver leaf evoke the metaphysical. Kallop’s compositions and the circles that inhabit them are harmonious and balanced, yet dynamic and energetic. These captivating paintings provide a meditative space to ponder our existence on this planet and its place in the grand scheme of the universe.
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. This is Kallop’s third solo exhibition with Voltz Clarke Gallery.