ARTIST VIDEO SERIES 2014
Watch the series of inspiring interviews featuring eight artists whose works are exhibited at VOLTA NY. The presentation features artists Siri Berg, Jin Joo Chae, Willie Cole, Matthew Craven, Alicia DeBrincat, Cheryl Donegan, Jeffrey Gibson and Katja Loher.
SIRI BERG //
presented by Hionas Gallery, New York
Booth Number 2.08
The veteran color theorist has a four decade-plus career, including works in the permanent collections of institutions like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Moderna Museet (Stockholm). Berg is equally versatile in sublime color spectrums and cerebral black and white, as evinced in a selection of vintage and current works on view at VOLTA NY.
JIN JOO CHAE //
presented by Julie Meneret Contemporary Art, New York
Booth Number 2.14
The recent Columbia University School of the Arts MFA graduate underlines her politically-charged prints by using its decadent and fragile subject matter (South Korean chocolate treats and North Korean newspapers) within the production process. Chae participated recently in News/Prints at International Print Center New York.
WILLIE COLE //
presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham, AL
Booth Number 2.28
Cole is a renowned "urban archaeologist", and his emotive upcycled assemblages (referencing both consumer culture and Dada readymades) and inventive printmaking (utilizing a steam iron) are subject of his two-year nationally touring career survey Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works.
MATTHEW CRAVEN //
presented by DCKT Contemporary, New York
Booth Number 1.04
Craven approaches human history as a puzzle, clashing archaeological imagery together with vivid patterns in an inquisitive, almost subconscious, examination of the past. He was featured in the acclaimed group exhibition Portrait of a Generation at The Hole (New York) in 2012.
ALICIA DEBRINCAT //
presented by Kianga Ellis Projects, New York
Booth Number 2.03
Her current series Durrantman draws from the trial of Theodore Durrant, and DeBrincat's compositional practice of silkscreen ink and paint emphasizes the potency and dynamism of image-making and representation.
CHERYL DONEGAN //
presented by David Shelton Gallery, Houston
Booth Number 2.31
Donegan's oeuvre is visually rich, from her early, physical video works to her material-imbued paintings. Her videos were in the critically acclaimed 1993: International Jet Set, Trash, and No Star at the New Museum (New York), and her recent fabric "paintings" were featured in Outside the Lines: UIA (Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract) at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
JEFFREY GIBSON //
presented by MARC STRAUS, New York
Booth Number 2.49
The Cherokee-Choctaw artist channels his Native American heritage in his distinct take on colorful geometric abstraction and repurposed assemblage art. He was subject of a major catalogued solo exhibition at the National Academy Museum (New York) in 2013.
KATJA LOHER //
presented by C24 Gallery, New York
Booth Number 1.20
The young New York-based Swiss artist and Basel-Stadt 2014 Art Credit Award winner is at the vanguard of contemporary video artists. Loher combines choreographed dance with inventive framing and projection in dramatic, immersive environments — all the better to lose ourselves within. Loher's installation Videoplanet – Orchestra is on view at the Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA) through May 4.