Photos: Volta New York.

Volta New York
Sage Vaughn painting at Volta. (All photos by C-M.)

The Volta New York fair is everything a fair should be (provided you accept the premise that they should exist in the first place). For one, it’s small. Two: it’s conveniently situated on 34th Street, just two blocks away from the good eats in Koreatown. Three: it’s one artist per gallery, so your brain doesn’t feel like it’s errupting when you saunter through. Four: they were giving away free samples of Basil Hayden bourbon. (Take it neat.) The only thing that could make this event truly flawless would be an on-site taco stand, in which case we would never, ever leave.

Click on the pix to see ‘em big. Money shots after the jump.

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David Ellis has some sweet pieces at the Roebling Hall space at Volta, including this collage/painting. Watch him remix some cheesy hotel art here.

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David Ellis: finding innovative uses for all those empties. See video of this piece in motion.

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Even a T-shirt is an investment during art fair season: Volta had a selection of limited edition tees by various artists on sale. Yes, I’m a sucker and I bought one. But it was worth it just to listen to the Gucci-clad hipster in front of me ask the guy working the table which artist was the most, “you know, important.”

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Getting jiggy with the hole puncher: Ricardo Rendón reworks the Mexican daily La Jornada at Enrique Guerrero Gallery.

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Extruded Video Engine is a 3-D video installation by Peter Sarkisian. Has to be seen to be believed.

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Pop Tart of Evil: Black Head Ghost by William Pope.L. Yes, that would be mold growing in the tart’s nooks and crannies.

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Painting by Herbert Volkmann.

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Stick ‘em up, collectors: Small painting by Gideon Rubin at Rokeby.

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Detail of a sculpture by Jacin Giordano.

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How do you like your meat? A detail of a larger painting by Johannes Spehr. Another close-up here.

Read more on Volta at ArtInfo and The Art Newspaper. More of my Flickr pics here.

Posted by C-Monster.

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