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.
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.