Dennis Dawson at VOLTA13
Dennis Dawson (represented by frosch&portmann, New York) reuses and rearranges media unearthed from consumer catalogues and other magazines, particularly loose pages that bear some prior purpose. By using material already existing materials, Dawson contributes to a dialogue of shared experience and interconnection.
Jane Benson at VOLTA13
Wielding an interdisciplinary and research-based approach, Jane Benson (presented by LMAKgallery, New York) develops multilayered narratives that deftly transform and relate back to their experimental source material. Her recent series Song for Sebald collaged author W.G. Sebald’s novel The Rings of Saturn to create, as noted in a review by ARTnews, “music between the words.” […]
Curator Wendy Vogel at VOLTA NY
Wendy Vogel organizes YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND, the second iteration of VOLTA NY’s critically acclaimed Curated Section, across a 2,600-square-foot space at the heart of the fair. This thematic exhibition brings together eight artists who foreground the precariousness of the body and identity in a time of political turmoil. The show’s title is inspired […]
Kathleen Vance at VOLTA NY 17
Kathleen Vance unveils her site-specific project Traveling Landscape: Precious Cargo, presented by ROCKELMANN &. By modifying reclaimed vintage luggage with artificial and real flora (moss, dirt, water) in miniature dioramas within, the Brooklyn-based artist considers a multitude of salient topics, from pristine green spaces to land proprietorship and water rights (Berlin, booth D5).
Langdon Graves at VOLTA NY 17
Langdon Graves (presented by VICTORI + MO), continues her exploration of Einstein’s reaction to the quantum entanglement paradox, “Spooky action at a distance”, Graves takes her grandmother’s first-hand accounted ghost stories as the jump-off to her spare compositions of familial comfort and spiritualist unease (Brooklyn, booth C16).
Tirtzah Bassel at VOLTA NY 2017
Primarily based on drawings done directly from observation, Tirtzah Bassel’s luminous paintings capture figures either at ease in their anonymity or discomfited within the uncannily familiar spaces they interact within, presented here by Slag Gallery (Brooklyn, booth C22)