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March 12, 2014, 5:37pm

Highlights From Armory Week

Armory Week is a beast. After experiencing a non-stop visual bombardment of incredible artworks from around the world for three solid days, my eyes needed a rest. But once the art hangover subsided, I was surprised by the clarity I felt surrounding some of my favorite pieces.  A few were immediate hits, while others were slow burns I found myself mulling over long after the fairs ended. That being said, I wanted to share with you some of the artists who captured my attention, brought something new to the table, and prompted my weary eyes to un-glaze during this year's Armory Week. – Elizabeth Devlin, Boston Contributor


Tim Kent | Of Numberless Pleasures, 2013, oil on canvas, 100 x 60 in, presented by Slag Gallery, NY at VOLTA, courtesy of private collection

Listed under: Art World

March 09, 2014, 10:54pm

VOLTA 2014

Yesterday I posted pics from the Armory Show, and I hope you enjoyed them. Today I bring you shots from the Volta Show, one of my favorite fairs around. So many great artists, but these are some of my favorites...Take a look, maybe you'll see something you like. Tomorrow...Whitney Biennial. - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

Check out the photos on our Flickr Page

Alfred Steiner | Poulsen, Copenhagen

Listed under: Art Market, Art World
Tagged as: volta, NY, NYC, Volta Show, Andrew Katz

March 04, 2014, 9:05am

Past Featured NAP Artists at VOLTA NY 2014

One of the privileges of working for a contemporary art fair whose focus is solo-artist projects is the opportunity to see a range of works by artists from all over, be they from Bushwick or Berlin. This could mean their newest series or a multiyear survey of their oeuvre, sort of like a mini retrospective staged within their exhibiting gallery's booth. 


View more shots from VOLTA NY 2013 by clicking here.

As in years past, VOLTA NY features a plethora of artists working with paint. The range is fantastic, and I think indicative of contemporary trends within the medium: angular figures and aggressively colorful compositions in a New Objectivity vein from very young, non-German artists including Anna Navasardian (Armenian but New York-based, showing with Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich) and Pawel Sliwinski (Polish, showing with Beers Contemporary, London); representational works in thick, gestural impasto, both in Kim Dorland's grand, en plein air style (Angell Gallery, Toronto), and in Bobby Mathieson's intimately scaled portraiture (Lyons Wier Gallery, New York); and abstraction both super-reductive (like Clare Grill, showing with FRED.GIAMPIETRO, New Haven) and cosmically colorful (Jennifer Lefort, showing with Patrick Mikhail Contemporary, Ottawa); plus every conceivable style in between. - Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

Listed under: Art World, NAP News

March 12, 2013, 8:30am

Highlights from the 2013 VOLTA Show

I hope you liked the pics I posted yesterday from the Armory Show. Today I'm sharing photos from The Volta Show. It's hard to choose which images to post, but I chose the following to give you a feel for the fair (in case you couldn't make it) and to feature the stand-out booths and works. The venue was great...A bit cramped at times, especially on the first floor, but the building was beautiful and the location was awesome. Already looking forward to next year! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art World, New York

February 28, 2013, 8:30am

Past Featured NAP Artists at VOLTA NY

Next week we're headed back to NYC for VOLTA and The Armory Show. Both fairs are open to the public starting on Thursday, March 7th, and open through Sunday, March 10th. I'm anxious to see how the new venue for VOLTA NY works out, although the raw space looks amazing (pictured below). I'll be taking plenty of photos so check back here on the 11th. I'll do my best to put you in the heart of the action in case you can't make it. - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

Listed under: Art Fairs, New York

September 18, 2012, 11:39am

Volta New York Moving to SOHO

We just found out that one of our favorite fairs is moving to SOHO! From the Volta Show NY press release:

"VOLTA NY, taking place from Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10, is thrilled to announce its NEW LOCATION for 2013: 82MERCER in SoHo, New York.

The Mercer Street building's 50,000 square foot exhibition space, comprising two floors and daylight loft-like spaces, is nestled in a groovy corner of SoHo and will provide a handsome platform for VOLTA NY's strictly solo-project format, including a broad international roster as well as plenty of local representation."

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art World
Tagged as: art fair, SOHO, volta, VOLTA NY

March 17, 2012, 10:35am

Weekly Recap (Week of March 12)

Last weekend was fun, with a trip to NYC for the art fairs. That led to quite a few posts summarizing our experiences there. We also had some great interviews throughout the week given to us by contributors Ellen C. Caldwell and Josh Reames. If you missed any of the posts, check them out below!

Listed under: Art Fairs, Art World

March 13, 2012, 8:15am

New American Paintings NYC Art Fair Field Trip

It was great being in the city for the fairs this past weekend. Between the three NAP staffers on the trip, and our two guest photo bloggers (Lee Gainer and Joshua Field), we saw a lot of art.

Listed under: Art Fairs

March 12, 2012, 10:24am

Lee Gainer at VOLTA NY

Well we are back from New York and we are beat! If you call the office today, go easy on Alexa, it was a late night traveling. We still have tons of our own photographs to go through from the fair, which should be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, we have a final round of images submitted by our guest photo blogger, Lee Gainer. Last time she checked in, Gainer had sent images from Armory and Scope. Now she shares her favorite pieces from the VOLTA fair (one of our favorites!). See her pictures after the jump, and be sure to come back tomorrow for our staff favorites from Armory, Volta, and Independent.

Listed under: Art Fairs
Tagged as: Lee Gainer, volta, VOLTA NY

March 11, 2012, 8:30am

Fountain, Volta, Independent

Our guest blogger Joshua Field was busy this weekend. In addition to the Armory and Scope (click for previous post), he made it to Fountain, Volta, and the Independent. After the jump, check out some works he was admiring at the remaining three fairs. Be sure to keep checking in over the next few days to see more from our other guest blogger, Lee Gainer, and our own New American Paintings staff.

Listed under: Art Fairs

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