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 […]
Justine Frischmann at VOLTA NY
Based now in the Bay Area, Justine Frischmann (yes, former lead vocalist of seminal Britpop outft Elastica!) imbues her abstract works with a beguiling and immersive ambience, from the balance of surface media to the foating back-framed aluminum panels bearing these compositions. Presented at VOLTA NY by George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco.
Robin Kang at VOLTA NY
Robin Kang threads nuances between technological advances and the history of the textile industry via Jacquard loom handwork and patterned circuitry imagery. Kang is founder and director of Chicago’s Carousel Space Project as well as Ridgewood, Queens project space PENELOPE. Presented at VOLTA NY by Field Projects, New York. […]