ARTIST VIDEO SERIES // 2015
VOLTA NY and GalleryLOG reunite for a new series of engaging artist videos.
Watch the series of inspiring interviews featuring six artists whose works are exhibited at VOLTA NY. The presentation features artists Kendal Hanna, Ida Kvetny, Lavar Munroe, Thomas Nozkowski, Nikki Rosato and Dustin Yellin.
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Kendal Hanna //
presented by Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, Nassau
A vanguard of Abstract Expressionism in the Bahamas with over five decades of evolving form in his retinue, Kendal Hanna's recent career achievements include last year's art documentary Brigidy Bram. In Hanna's words: "Real curiosity in ideas, material, form and the environment, be it through drawing, sculpture or painting, and channeling that effort into hard work is the awesome responsibility and joy of an artist."
Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts spotlights a survey of Hanna's oeuvre at VOLTA NY 2015.
Ida Kvetny //
presented by Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
'Emissions' form the crux of Ida Kvetny's latest works, ecstatically surreal compositions that are worlds unto themselves, as she manifests space-creation and -disintegration from topics stemming from environmental concerns to inner conflict. She is a current artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation (New York).
Lavar Munroe //
presented by NOMADGALLERYBRUSSELS, Brussels
Lavar Munroe's phantasmagorical mixed-media canvases channel the exotic 'other', in the U.S.-based Bahamian artist's ongoing discourse on the 19th century 'human zoo' and contemporary cultural politics. Munroe's current activities include 'Double Dutch', a dual-artist exhibition at The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Nassau) and solo 'Where Heroes Lay' at Art League of Houston (Houston TX).
NOMAD Gallery spotlights the up-and-comer at VOLTA NY 2015.
Thomas Nozkowski //
presented by BravinLee programs, New York
The quintessential artist's artist, seminal 'working-man's scaled' AbEx master Thomas Nozkowski has an illustrious career, including recent catalogued museum exhibitions at MoMA ('Print/Out: 20 Years in Print' in 2012) and at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2009 extensive solo survey).
BravinLee programs unveils a three-decade suite of Nozkowski's iconic 16 x 20" unveils a three-decade suite of Nozkowski's iconic 16 x 20" organic abstract paintings at VOLTA NY 2015.
Nikki Rosato //
presented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
In Nikki Rosato's words: "Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that shape our lives. The lines on a roadmap are fascinatingly similar to the lines that cover the surface of the human body." The young Bostonian was awarded a 2014 Blanche E. Colman Award and participated in group exhibitions 'Mark of the Feminine' at Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans) and 'Paper' at Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL).
Dustin Yellin //
presented by Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Dustin Yellin is the founder of Red Hook's Pioneer Works Center for Art and Education. He exhibits selections of his signature 'painting sculptures', culling from his ongoing dynamically figurative cosmos Psychogeographies as well as intimately-scaled acrylic and glass contrasts. As well, Yellin was selected to participate during this season's New York City Ballet's Art Series at Lincoln Center.