Friday, March 2, 2018

Troy Simmons at Volta NY 2018

Troy Simmons UTOPIA 2016, Concrete, Aluminum, Acrylic 27 x 26 x 3inches
"Simmons’ work is vivid and vibrant, but equally commonplace. He utilizes mundane materials, recalling building construction rather than traditional mediums of making art "… Troy Simmons’ recent feature in Miami Rail provides a glimpse into his process. The Miami-based artist’s medium is a combination of wood, metal mesh, concrete and aluminum within a grid, creating a collage of expression.  Simmons will be presented at VOLTA NY by JanKossen Contemporary Gallery,  New York.

VOLTA NY | MARCH 7–11, 2018
An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.

Troy Simmons EVOLVE 2018, Concrete, Aluminum, Acrylic 60 x 36 x 18 inches
VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair "by galleries, for galleries".
Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars. Coupled with its approachable solo-booth format, the VOLTA team has created a fair that is both accessible to younger art-lovers and beloved by seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through primarily solo projects, VOLTA NY refocuses the art fair experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works. A beacon for creative discovery during Armory Arts Week, VOLTA NY is likewise aligned with some of the best and boldest local cuisine and design collaborators in the city.
In March 2018, VOLTA NY returns to PIER 90 adjacent to The Armory Show, the longtime anchor of Armory Arts Week on Piers 94 and 92. The Armory Show and VOLTA NY are affiliate fairs that provide complementary visions of the international contemporary art world. Both fairs share mutually acknowledged VIP access.

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