Opening Reception: April 27th, 2023
Location: 195 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5pm & by appointment
Contact: , 917.292.6921
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present A Time of Sand, fourth solo exhibition with Heather Chontos.
Born in Tarrytown, New York, Heather Chontos now resides and works in a village house in La Tour-Blanche, France. From a young age, Chontos harnessed the “power of gestures to create instinctive compositions, combining bold colors, dynamic marks, and organic forms.” The artist received a BA in Art History from the University College London, and has exhibited widely in New Jersey, Florida, Maine, Montana, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brescia, Barcelona, Namur, London, Paris, and Manhattan.
Chontos turns the image of her mind’s eye into a reality with her physically and emotionally hands on approach to painting that embodies a sculptural quality. In A Time of Sand, the 43 year-old painter’s body of work is representative of the current and past moments in nature, constantly changing over the past three years she has lived in France.
Those familiar with Chontos’ work might recall the influences of travel and exploration during her wandering as she discovered the differences of light and culture throughout the world. The paintings created for A Time of Sand have profited from her staying still in the deep countryside of South Western France giving her an opportunity to enjoy and experience this singularity. She has been witness to the changing elements and seasons and their effects on a single place. These works are visual notes, and deep reflections of her personal journey as she observed changes in light and time, like the moving sand in an hourglass.