VOLTA NY announce artists for The Aesthetics of Matter

VOLTA NY has announced the participating artists in The Aesthetics of Matter, the third iteration of the critically acclaimed Curated Section — a thematic exhibition within the fair, organized by an independent curator — occurring at the fair’s eleventh edition in the city and fourth year at PIER 90, from March 7-11, 2018. Mickalene Thomas, a prominent artist and teacher, and Racquel Chevremont, New York-based collector and philanthropist, are co-curating this project as a team, assembling eight artists who explore ideologies of collage as a constructive mode through material, language, text, cultural and personal concepts.


Troy Michie, Piensa en Mi, 2017, Paper, photography, clothing, and acrylic on masonite panel, 60 x 48 x 2 in. Presented by COMPANY, New York.

The curators note:

“This exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, video, text, and printed matter. The artists’ works are social and political through the form of collage, which has always been thought of as ‘a moment of crisis in consciousness’.”

Exhibiting artists in The Aesthetics of Matter are:
Tomashi Jackson / presented by Tilton Gallery (New York); Troy Michie / presented by COMPANY (New York); Devin N. Morris / presented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery (Brooklyn/San Francisco); Christie Neptune / presented by Rubber Factory (New York); Kameelah Janan Rasheed / presented by Project For Empty Space (Newark); David Shrobe / presented by Studio 301 NYC (Brooklyn); Didier William / presented by Anna Zorina Gallery (New York); and Kennedy Yanko / presented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery (Brooklyn/San Francisco).

VOLTA NY 2018 at PIER 90 runs from March 7 – 11, 2018. The venue may be reached by public transportation via the Eighth Avenue line (E or C trains to 50 St), as well as direct shuttle between VOLTA NY and Pier 94: The Armory Show. Additionally, PIER 90 is connected by an elevated, covered and heated passageway to Pier 92: The Armory Show. ny.voltashow.com

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