(Sand T Kalloch, mixed media on wood panel, 36x36)
“Proliferating” welcomes guests into a world of never-ending growth.
Created as an experiment back in the summer of 2017, “Proliferating” has grown into a full-fledged exhibition. It is a must-see in person, as the pieces are brought to life by the subtle detailing within each creation. Kalloch uses a layering process to capture fine detail by allowing acrylic paint to bubble between layers of epoxy resin. Though resin is typically a time-consuming material to work with, Kalloch finds the process to be almost meditative, stating: “It
provides a balance of structure and chaos that is fulfilling to me. It demands self-discipline and satisfies a desire to continually improve my workmanship and developing new ideas.”
Each painting in the series appears to be continuously expanding and growing, with an almost uniform cohesion in the detailing. Though the photos had no moving elements, the epoxy bubbles gave off an appearance of cells that are stuck underneath their epoxy microscope, almost wiggling with life. Her paintings are similar to humans — each sharing a familiar look from far away but present critical differences up close. Kalloch’s work, however, leaves quite a bit up to interpretation by the viewer.
Kalloch’s work comes at an important time where science and the importance of life have impacted everyone. “Proliferating” works as an escape into a biological world of artistic discovery and revelation. From its glossy surfaces to the intricate detail beneath, Kalloch’s exhibition was an inspiring find that anyone is sure to take delight in.