“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.” ― James Joyce Portraits don’t happen in an instant. They are born from years spent staring at the blank page, a white canvas, an empty frame. They are made of microscopic particles of the physical […]
Jeffrey Hargrave at VOLTA12
Subject of Escape Route, a solo exhibition at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Jeffery Spencer Hargrave (presented by Ethan Cohen New York, New York) filters art history through Black history and queer identity, manifesting a refreshing directness and witty honesty throughout.
Avital Burg at VOLTA12
Born in Tel Aviv and based in New York, journalist and visual artist Avital Burg (presented by Slag Gallery, Brooklyn) re-contextualizes art historic tropes of portraying charged interior spaces with experimental techniques and sociopolitical undertones.
Fannie Allié at VOLTA12
Fanny Allié (presented by Fresh Window,Brooklyn) engages outlines of the human form — from collage to emotive neon installations — to question our relationship to our bodies and social movements, as well as the intrinsic memories contained within and in our absence. Fanny Allié, Horses, 2015
Becca Lowry at VOLTA NY
As magnifcent mixed-media paintings emulate shields, force felds, talismans, each imbued with layered connotations. In the artist’s words: “These shields tend not to be combative — the pointy edges are more like the decorative fringe of a rug than they are the point of a spear. I think, instead, they’re meant to hold a person […]
Brittany Nelson at VOLTA NY
“An investigation and a general misuse of photographic chemistry and 19th Century photographic techniques”… Brittany Nelson’s bio provides a clue to her process. The young Richmond-based artist’s medium of choice is the tintype, a unique direct-positive exposure revived by hipsters for portrait photography, though Nelson fexes this collodian process with panache and confdence into the […]