Imperfect Patterns by Kaylee Dalton
On display July 1 - 25, 2020
Opening event on July 10 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Guests will be required to wear a mask while in the gallery. Social distancing is encouraged.
Little Rock, AR - The New Gallery is pleased to announce Imperfect Patterns, a solo exhibition of recent works by Kaylee Dalton of Indiana. The exhibit will run from July 1 - 25, 2020 with an opening event on July 10 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Kaylee Dalton lives in Elkhart, Indiana and graduated with a degree in fine art and painting from Ball State University. She went on to study with the late Walter Darby Bannard under a full-scholarship for a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout the country including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Miami. Kaylee was chosen from hundreds as one of the 2017 and 2018 Hoosier Women Artists honored by the Indiana Statehouse. Her work is in nationally and internationally recognized art publications and spotlights, including Studio Visit Magazine, CreativPaper, Thalia Magazine, The Jealous Curator, and was featured on the cover of Create! Magazine issue 8. Kaylee Dalton’s award-winning work is in private and public collections, including the Anderson Museum of Art and the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Kaylee’s process involves making numerous watermedia paintings, paper drawings, and encaustic monotypes. All are clipped or torn and assembled as collage, creating layered abstractions with a hint of a landscape. Encaustic paint (hot wax) is directly applied onto an anodized aluminum plate heated on an electric griddle. A print is then pulled from it. Each monotype provides a sense of movement and timeless quality. Simultaneously, layers of watered-down acrylic, gouache, ink, and watercolor are poured on papers generating depth but also unplanned natural pattern. The work is indicative of strong textural contrasts reflective of the various surfaces found in nature.
Kaylee’s works are a representation of growth or lack thereof. Interpreting the fascinating consistency of botanical growth and diminishment, the expressive characteristics natural forms exude and their relatable qualities. Comparable to people, plants are intriguing and complicated. They are always shifting; either becoming weaker or stronger. Kaylee draws inspiration from that delicate continuous state of flux.