In Conversation with Kamiar Maleki
Since making its Basel debut in 2005, VOLTA has crafted and refined an authentic narrative and experience which has always made it unique from other art fairs. Created by and for collectors and art lovers, VOLTA feels refreshingly approachable, making each edition an invitation to engage in a dialogue with international gallerists and artists. The […]
Rachel Owens at VOLTA13
Consumer culture and environmental concerns imbue the shattered glass and resin sculptures by Rachel Owens (presented by ZieherSmith, New York). As the centerpiece for her recent solo exhibition at the gallery, Owens cast from the Alley Pond Giant, a 130-foot-tall tulip poplar tree in Queens, New York, and considered the tallest and oldest living organism […]
Erika Harrsch at VOLTA13
Butterflies are a recurring theme for Erika Harrsch (presented by RoFa Projects, Potomac), as their distinctive shapes and flock patterns become the basis for exploring migration, sexual identity, immigration reform, and physical boundaries.
Dennis Dawson at VOLTA13
Dennis Dawson (represented by frosch&portmann, New York) reuses and rearranges media unearthed from consumer catalogues and other magazines, particularly loose pages that bear some prior purpose. By using material already existing materials, Dawson contributes to a dialogue of shared experience and interconnection.
Jane Benson at VOLTA13
Wielding an interdisciplinary and research-based approach, Jane Benson (presented by LMAKgallery, New York) develops multilayered narratives that deftly transform and relate back to their experimental source material. Her recent series Song for Sebald collaged author W.G. Sebald’s novel The Rings of Saturn to create, as noted in a review by ARTnews, “music between the words.” […]
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.