Field Kallop

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 8th from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 141 East 62nd Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10065
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday by appointment
Contact Info: , 212.933.0291, voltzclarke.com

Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present an inaugural solo show by Field Kallop. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Wednesday, May 8th from 6-8 pm.

The gallery is delighted to curate an exhibition of Kallop’s paintings that spans the years, offering a retrospective of the artists’ work to date. While the fundamental shape and symmetry of her work has remained consistent, her technique has evolved. All of these pieces reveal her long-standing interest in math and science, as well as her appreciation for a wide variety of artistic traditions such as tantra drawing, textile practices and modernist painting.

Field Kallop’s recent works are an exploration of geometry, dimensionality, color and pattern. Her underpainting of thin washes gives way to the creation of the geometric forms and complex patterns that interact energetically with the layers of paint beneath. This accumulation of color and form is systematic and precise, harmonious and balanced. Kallop’s new process is much more laborious in time and precision, which leads to a drastically different execution from her older works. Paintings from years past are more washed in the paint application and opacity. The shapes and lines of once completed compositions resemble the base of Kallop’s newer pieces, which speaks to her steps and growth as a creator.

Field Kallop studied Art History at La Sorbonne in Paris, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Princeton University, and finally received her Masters in Fine Art, with honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Subsequently, she has exhibited widely, most notably at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In addition, she has been awarded many honors and residences, most namely and most recently, an Artist in Residence at The Andy Warhol Preserve in Montauk, New York. A New York native, Kallop currently lives and works in the East Village with her husband and two young daughters.