LOS ANGELES, CA
VOLTA10 / BOOTH #B5
Installation: What was Honor Fraser Gallery’s experience exhibiting at VOLTA10?
Honor Fraser: VOLTA10 was Honor Fraser Gallery’s first outing in Basel. We love participating in art fairs throughout Europe. To us, it is crucial to offer our artists exposure to the curators and collectors who come from around the world to attend fairs like VOLTA. It is very important to us to meet our colleagues and art fairs are a great opportunity. The Markthalle allowed for a lively constellation of established and emerging galleries showcasing all kinds of work.
What was the curatorial decision that guided the selection of artists presented at your booth?
We presented a one-person booth with Brenna Youngblood. Brenna makes paintings and sculptures, one of which is a functional revolving door (aptly titled REVOLVER) made of found doors from interior and exterior domestic spaces. When a visitor approached the booth, he would see our installation of Brenna’s paintings and what at first appeared to be a static sculpture. Walking through the revolving door, the visitor then entered another small room where we presented works by Sarah Cain and Alexis Smith.
In what ways do you feel the themes between each artist related to one another?
All three of these artists work with found objects in different ways and different ends, but they have a kinship in their use of collage and assemblage. They are all interested in similar formal strategies, but they also address themes of language, identity, and visual culture at large.
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