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PDX at VOLTANY: artist Arnold Kemp, booth B14

VOLTA NY is an invitational fair of solo-artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original VOLTA show, which was founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 as a focused, curated, boutique event that is a place for discovery. The exhibition showcases relevant contemporary art positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age. By refocusing on artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected participants. These galleries must maintain deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, invited galleries exhibit in an elegant venue, elevating their respective platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike. In March 2015, VOLTA NY inaugurates its new home location at PIER 90 in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The landmark move positions it adjacent to Piers 92 and 94, the longtime platform for its sister fair, The Armory Show, and the focal point of March fair season. Moving to PIER 90 allows for synergy between both fairs and their collector bases while retaining VOLTA NY's distinct character and rigorous curation — the foundation for VOLTA's mission since its 2008 debut. VOLTA NY is a platform for challenging, often complementary — and sometimes competing — ideas about contemporary art. Single-artist booths functioning more closely to proper exhibitions rather than traditional presentations proliferate the contemporary fair scene now. VOLTA NY has made solo projects its mandate and foundation from its inception in 2008, offering a prime opportunity to discover the practices of today's most salient artists while refocusing the art fair experience back to its most fundamental point: the art itself.

Storm Tharp: Cooley Gallery, Reed College Symposium

E.O. Hoppé: Studio, Society, and Street Photography, 1909–1945 February 17 through May 10, 2015 Symposium Saturday, February 28, 11:00 am–3:00 p.m. Psychology room 105, luncheon provided Symposium on E.O. Hoppé, portraiture, modernist literature, the cultural politics of dance, and the birth of fashion photography. Speakers: Maria DiBattista, Professor of English, Princeton University; Storm Tharp, artist; Kohle Yohannan, cultural historian and curator; and Rishona Zimring, Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College. Organized by Jay Dickson, Professor of English and Humanities, Reed College, and Stephanie Snyder, curator, Cooley Gallery. Generously supported by the Division of Literature and Languages, and the Eddings Fund, Reed College. Special contemporary projects A rotating selection of contemporary portraiture is exhibited alongside Hoppé's photography, beginning with the work of Storm Tharp, followed by: Cindy Sherman, Janine Antoni, Peter Simensky, and Marc Joseph Berg.

Joe Rudko: Visual Art Source

One of the pleasures of viewing an emerging artist’s first solo show is witnessing the explosion of pent-up pictorial ideas finding fevered expression...

Marie Watt: Contemporary Conversations at the National Gallery of Canada

The Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa are pleased to announce the launch of the Contemporary Conversations series...

Joe Rudko: Willamette Week

It’s heartening when an established blue-chip gallery such as PDX Contemporary takes on an artist for his first-ever gallery show...

Marie Watt: Invitation to National Gallery of Canada Contemporary Conversations

Please join U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada and the Art in Embassies program, for the premiere lecture of the Contemporary Conversations series. RSVP information after the jump...

Heather Watkins: Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College

Heather Watkins is featured in "The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection" curated by Stephanie Snyder...

Victoria Haven: Mercury review

There's a strong footing in abstract painting and early conceptual art in Subtitles—Lawrence Weiner, in particular, comes to mind. Sometimes you see the wood grain in the prints, and sometimes they're pitch-black...

Victoria Haven: ARTFORUM

At the heart of Seattle-based artist Victoria Haven’s installation of her “Subtitles” series from 2014 is an intuitive investigation of two linguistic forms...

Ellen George: With Jerry Mayer in the Willamette Week

Frequent collaborators Ellen George and Jerry Mayer have done it again...

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