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Kate Davis Caldwell | Paintings | FLUX

FLUX
FLUX is a current, ongoing series of work that is defined primarily by the process of continuous change. From beginning to end, these paintings and drawings are in a constant state of wrestling with their final form. The paintings are initially covered entirely in saturated color and gestural brushwork. Slowly, areas are "carved out" with a masking color that is often white, but not always. This allows me to discover nuances and evidence of forms that are gradually coming into focus. As well, color may be added or manipulated in areas to allow amplification or continuation of these forms. I am interested in the layers upon layers of brushwork, blocking areas out, adding areas back in, and ultimately establishing evidence of a painting's history. The drawings develop from similar intention, but through a different process through the manipulation of charcoal and graphite. The tonality and rendering of these materials create an organic, almost botanical sensibility.
This series is an intuitive process working inside imposed boundaries and rules. I have little preconception of what forms will take shape for the end result.
Batik,
oil on linen,
10" x 10",
2017
Batik (side view),
oil on linen,
10" x 10",
2017
Melee,
oil on linen,
10" x 10",
2016
Jaunt,
oil on linen,
10" x 10",
2015
Botanic,
oil on linen,
10" x 10",
2016
Flux/5,
oil on canvas,
67" x 26",
2012
Territory
oil on canvas,
58" x 36",
2013
Untitled #1,
oil on linen,
30" x 24",
2013
Flux/7,
oil on linen,
24" x 30",
2013
Flux/8,
oil on linen,
24" x 30",
2013
Flux/9,
oil on linen,
24" x 30",
2013
Flux/6,
oil on linen,
24" x 30",
2013
Flux/3,
oil on canvas,
58" x 36",
2011
Flux/4,
oil on canvas,
48" x 48",
2012
Flux/4 (detail),
oil on canvas,
48" x 48",
2012
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