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).
Pacifico Silano at VOLTA NY 17
Pacifico Silano reworks and collages imagery sourced from vintage gay pornography magazines and preserved in Plexiglas slabs, which thereupon become stand-ins for gay men lost to the AIDS epidemic. Featured in the traveling institutional exhibition Art AIDS America, which was shown locally at the Bronx Museum of Art last year, Silano’s Arrangements project is presented by Rubber Factory (New York, both […]
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)
Lado Pochkhua at VOLTA12
Lado Pochkhua (presented by Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi) takes on post-Soviet identity in his draftsman-quality renderings of Georgian aristocracy, a decidedly “old-school” approach that highlights both technique and time period.