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SAND T KALLOCH - SELECTED QUOTES

"The carefully controlled, polished surfaces of Sand T Kalloch’s mixed media work beckon us into an amorphous space of color, lines and light. She is concerned with repetition and geometric, reductive abstraction. Tension is introduced as she plays the line between space and surface, energy and restfulness. Her sensuous colors, thick or thin lines and illusionary droplets confuse the viewers’ perspective. She likens her deliberate process to composing music, setting up resonances. The work’s dense glossy surfaces, rather than stopping us, invite close study, confusing us with the "space" that is portrayed." 

 - -Bridget Lynch, Interim Director Trustman Art Gallery, Department of Art and Music, Simmons College, Boston, MA, June 2013

 

"The words fresh, pure, clean luminous, pristine, sophisticated, modern, disciplined and colorful all rush into my head upon viewing this work. Viewing a single piece is pleasing, but seeing works in a series in much more engaging, enveloping and exciting. The artist seems to attain her goal ("... to utilize the basic elements of visual language... to create maximum visual impact.") in every single piece." 

- - Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, August, 2012. 

 

“Onyx or stars in a night sky. Water droplets glistening in the light. Translucent pearls, amoebic blobs, cells, molecules. Sand T’s ever-expanding body of non-objective work suggests all these images, using lines, light, dot, and form in an original technique that captures UV-resistant industrial epoxy resin in compositions that exploit the notion of time, play powerfully on many dualities, and involve the viewers as a co-creator.”  

“Sand T applies the resin’s water-like drops improvisationally over the graphite. Each drop suggesting the next, like jazz musician soloing over a set chord pattern. The completed panel, set off from the wall in a cradle, seems to move with you as you view it, the bulging drops distorting the graphite and the reflective  and light-responsive properties of the resin constantly changing the image, depending on where you stand.”

“Like symbols in a private alphabet, Sand T feels the pieces comment on time. They reflect the entire time used to create the work – sketching it, drawing the graphite lines, layering and adding the drops. They are evidence of when each dot was dropped, where and how it fell, and the movement from one drop to another, as well as the time spent viewing the work. Time also can seem to stand still, because the shiny pieces have a meditative, mesmerizing quality. “ 

“Conceptual dichotomies jump off the panels at you: simple design elements vs. complex technique, black vs. white; certainty vs. random chance. Compositions seem still and inanimate, yet they undulate and breathe on the wall. The graphite’s flat, rigid two-dimensionality is seduced and rounded by three-dimensional drops that themselves look liquid and soon to run off the frame, yet appear solid, captured and immobile.” 

- -  Excerpts taken from an article written by Roanna Forman, artscope Magazine's 5th Anniversary Issue, Boston, MA, Mar/Apr, 2011, p. 46

 

"Although Sand T’s paintings appear to utilize a simple language of dots, line, and color, they transcend their simplicity through their illusionistic surface depth and reflective nature. For some, the patterns might allude to the moments when our interior bodily rhythms are acknowledged and heard. The fluctuated spacing between lines and between pooled dots remind one of breathing patterns, blood pumping, and a heartbeat. This makes the most sense when one has been especially hyper-aware of one's own body. During meditation or yoga, the breath becomes all-encompassing, when one is operating on pure fear or adrenaline; we feel our blood pumping through our body. Sand T’s paintings slow us down so that we can listen to the inner rhythms of ourselves and respond to the image in front of us." 

- - Candice Smith Corby, director of the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College in Easton, MA, October 2010 

 

"... FROZEN in motion and immortalised in time, glistening droplets come to life and dance under lights. But despite their polished brilliance, their beginnings are humble...." 

- -  An excerpt taken from an article written by RouWen Lin, The STAR Magazine Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2009 

 

Sand T Kalloch at Lanoue Gallery review by Artscope Magazine

PUBLICATIONS

ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE: Sand T Kalloch: Mysticism in Simplicity at Lanoue Gallery, July 6, 2016

http://zine.artscopemagazine.com/2016/07/sand-t-kalloch-mysticism-in-simplicity-at-lanoue-gallery/?noredirect=1#noredirect

DANFORTH ART ANNUAL: 2016 JURIED EXHIBITION, Danforth Art Museum\School, Framingham, MA Page 36-37, June 2016

STUDIO VISIT juried by Mary M. Tinti, PH.D., curator, Fitchburge Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Winter 2015 edition of Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Volumne Thirty-One, Page 91, March 2016

45 YEARS AT OK HARRIS, a limited-edition publication produced and published by artist Ron Weis and Randem Press, New York, with essays by sculptor Marilynn Karp and gallery manager Suzanne Kreps, Page 44 and Page 111, Jan 16, 2016

SURFACE TENSION: Susan Heideman + Sand T Kalloch, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Oct 2013

CONTINUITY - MIA Alumni Art Creations, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 2013

EXPONENTIAL: 4 Artists Explore Infinity, The Gallery at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, Jan/Mar 2013

Pay Fong Art Gallery 2012 Invitation Art Show, Pay Fong High School Alumni Association, Melaka, Malaysia, Aug 2012

MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2011: Contemporary Art, Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA, Mar/Apr 2011

25 Artists Who have Captured Our Imagination 2011, Artscope Magazine Fifth Anniversary, Mar/Apr 2011

EXQUISITE, Work by SARAH BLISS, ALLISON PASCHKE and SAND T Curated by Lasse B. Antonsen, University Art Gallery, University Massachusetts of Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, 2011

HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, Children’s Hospital Boston, MA, 2009

BIRDHOUSES AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY, Shelter, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2002

SAND T Antithesis Series, Museum School Alumni News, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Volume XXVIII Winter 2002

The National Visual Arts Gallery Open Juried Art Exhibit, The National Visual Arts Gallery, KL, Malaysia, 2002

HERE & NOW: CONTEMPORARY Asian American ARTISTS IN New England By MAYA SHINOHARA, Institute for Asian American

Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, 2001

IMAGES OF HOME, Shelter, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2001

CRE-ASIAN: A PAN ASIAN ART FESTIVAL, OUT OF BOUNDS: Work by Artists with Ties to Asia, The Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 2001

MALAYSIAN YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES, Lot Ten Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1992

NATIONAL ART GALLERY ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1989

The 2nd Exhibition of the Federation of the Asian Art Association, Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, ROC, 1989

The 1st Exhibition of the Federation of the Asian Art Exhibition Organized By the Art Association In Asia, Oriental Arts Research Center, Malaysian Institute of Art, 1988

THE YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES ART EXHIBITION, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

OUR INNER WORLD - FOUR PERSONS SHOW, Malaysian Institute of Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

NATIONAL ART GALLERY ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988

MALAYSIAN ART '57 - '87, The National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1987

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Dinesh Kumar Maganathan, Art that lays it on the line, quite literally, Star2.com, The Star online, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 26, 2015

Deepika Shetty, Artworks that Bind, The Straits Times, Singapore, September 6, 2014

Marni Elyse Katz, Design Diary: Leather District Loft by Michael Ferzoco, StyleCarrot, Jun 10, 2014 

Passage: Paul Ecke, Laura Gurton and Sand T. Kalloch, ArtWeek.LA, Preview Section, Vol. 153 Apr 7, 2014 Issue

Featured in LUXE. interior design quarterly magazine, Los Angeles, Spring issue, Apr 12, 2014 

Matheson, Christie, Cool Changes, The Boston Globe Magazine, Feb 2, 2014, page 38 

Tracy, Cole, Artscoped!: Revisiting Sand T Kalloch, artscope blog, artscope magazine, Dec 2nd, 2013 

Goslow, Brian, Cornered: Sand T Kalloch, artscope magazine, Vol. 7, No. 6, Jan/Feb 2013 Issue, p. 7

Arts.com.my, Malacca-born Sand T Kalloch Opens Solo Show at OK Harris of New York, KL, Malaysia, Oct 11, 2012

Malden Observer, Local Artist Opens Exhibit in NYC, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Sept 16, 2012

Dick, Marcia, Malden's Sand T exhibits in Wellfleet, Boston Globe, MA, Sept 7, 2012

Van Der Wende, Andre, Smart Art: Kalloch's 'Stillness in Motion' evokes sense of calm, Cape Cod Times, Sept 6, 2012

Tand, ChaiLi, Sand T Kalloch Participates in Visions 8 Exhibition, The World Journal, Boston, MA, Aug 18, 2012

Thibeault, Melanie, 8 Women- 8 Visons- 1 Exhibit, the Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, North Attleboro, MA, Aug 16, 2012

Chou, Chutze,, Malden Artist Sand T Kalloch Art Exhibit in Canada (in Chinese), Sing Tao Daily, MA,  Jul 27, 2012

Boulay, Janette, Eight artists to share their 'Visions' in August, The Sun Chronicle, North Attleboro, MA, Jul 10, 2012

Malden Observer, Malden Artist displays new work in Vancouver, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Aug 5, 2012

Van der Wende, Andre, Down On The Farm, artscope Magazine, MA, Jul/Aug 2012 Issue, p.20-21

Marcia Dick, Sand T celebrates her first Fourth as a US citizen, Boston Globe, MA, Jul 04, 2012

Chou, Chutze, Naturalization in Boston for 1,665 new citizens, (in Chinese) Sing Tao Daily, MA, Jun 30, 2012

Ooi, Kok Chuen, Of Women Artists and Their Art, Penang Palette Column, Penang Monthly, Penang, Malaysia, Apr 20, 2012

Liaw, Nikki, SAND T KALLOCH, ArtMALAYSIA Magazine, KL, MALAYSIA, Feb/Mar 2012, Issue 17, p. 68-74

LEGER,D-RAY, Exquisite’ exhibit is just that, The Torch, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA, Mar 3, 2011

Forman, Roanna, ROANNA FORMAN ON SAND T : Like symbols in a private alphabet, Sand T feels the pieces comment on time., artscope Magazine's 5th Anniversary Issue, Boston, MA, Mar/Apr, 2011, p. 46

artscope Magazine's 5th Anniversary Issue. Cover, Mar/Apr, 2011

Bradley, Martin, Sand T, Minimalist Artist, Dusun, MALAYSIA, Jun/Jul 2011, Premier Issue, p.14-21

LIGHT + GRAVITY exhibit, the Boston Globe, the Critic's Pick, G Section, MA, Jan 6, 2011

Shinn, Phebe, Cold Hands, Warm Art, University City Review, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 15, 2010

Bradley, Martin, Meditative Minimalist ? Correspondences, KL, MALAYSIA, Apr 20, 2010

Roy, Alix, Malden's Sand T is people's choice, Boston Globe North, Boston, MA, Mar 2, 2010

Miller, Natalie, In honor of the best: Malden artist takes home a New England Art Award, Malden Observer, Feb 25, 2010

Almy Testa, Jocelyn, Sand T's Art and Activism: The Correlation Between Sand T's Personal And Activist Work, MAKING THE ART SEEN, Malden, MA, Feb 22, 2010

Boston Globe, Malden's Sand T wins New England Art Award, Boston, MA, Feb 11, 2010

ArtSake of Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sand T Kalloch Shines Brightly, Boston, MA, Feb 11, 2010

Ooi, Kok Chuen, A palette-ble feast, The Star, KL, MALAYSIA, Jan 3, 2010

Wuff, June, Tempt Me Not, Boston Globe, MA, Jun 15, 2009

The National Art Gallery MALAYSIA, RE-COVER ARTIST: SAND T - Structure and Chaos, SENIKINI Magazine #03, Kl, MALAYSIA, May 2009, p. 10-11, p. 29-30

Goslow, Brian, Touch Me Not, Capsule Previews, artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, May/Jun 2009 Issue, p. 57-58

The Boston Globe, Malden artist Sand T debuts "TOUCH ME NOT", Boston Globe North, MA, Jun 2, 2009

Lin, RouWen, LAYERS OF INTRIGUE, The Star Magazine, KL, MALAYSIA, Mar 29, 2009

Scannell, Caroline, Visual experience on display at Student Union, The Mass. Daily Collegian, Amherst, MA, Mar 31, 2009

Glidden, Debra, Malden artist Sand T's work on display now at LynnArts, the Daily Item, Lynn, MA, Jan 1, 2009

Malden Observer, The Year in Review: Change, resilience are the hallmarks of 2008, Malden, MA, Dec 24, 2008

Liu, Xin, Sand T's dream-inspired artworks, (in Chinese) the Epoch Times, Boston, MA, Nov 26, 2008

Goldstein, Meredith, Dear Diary, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, Nov 20, 2008

The Boston Globe, Up-Close and Personal, People and Places, Globe North Section, In Local Galleries, Boston, Nov 16, 2008

Mantone Linehan, Amanda, Shifting Sand, Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Aug 4, 2008, front page and p. 4

Forman, Roanna, GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: artSPACE@16, artscope Magazine, Boston, MA, Jan/Feb 2008 issue, P. 27

Boston Sunday Globe, Sand T negotiating the irrationalities, Boston, MA, Oct 21, 2007

Lee, ChinWen, Double Happiness: Sand T honored a YMCA Tribute to Women Award, ArtSPACE@16 nominated for Best Art

Gallery, (in Chinese) the World Journal, Boston, MA, May 19, 2007

Valdivia, Noelle, Garage, Inc., Intersection Magazine, United Kingdom and The United States, Mar 2007 issue, p.116 + 117

Prestige Magazine, Four Maldonians – Four Compositions, Prestige Magazine, KL, Malaysia, Feb 2007 Issue, p. 26

Mantone, Amanda, artSPACE@night, The Malden Observer, Malden, MA, Jan 26, 2007, p.17 full page

Kiely, Jim, Crossing Boundaries, The Middlesex BEAT Arts Magazine, MA, Oct 2006 Issue, p. 25