VOLTA NY / MARCH 5-8, 2015
An invitational solo project fair for contemporary art.
PREVIEW // THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW:
11 am – 2 pm
VIP / PRESS PREVIEW:
2 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
DAILY VIP HOUR:
Friday – Sunday, March 6 – 8, 11 am – 12 pm
Friday – Saturday, March 6 – 7, 12 – 8 pm
Sunday, March 8, 12 – 7 pm
Blazing landscapes and apocalyptic worlds form the setting for a dream-like scenario where the detail recounts the ecstasies and tragedies of human life, – in, with and against nature. Endless microcosms, simultaneous incidences and situations occur in the quest for an archetypical alphabet. Faces, plant roots and bolt nuts encounter abstract elements that lead us into a parallel reality, a web of thought and an iconography that transcends cultures, ages and universes and even the surface of the painting. The space plays with the concept of ‘scientific imagination’ where the impossible has been made possible.
Machines drill towards the center of the earth in search of shale gas, fluorescent surrendered tree trunks, and the underground is populated by headless lab-coat people. Primal mothers searching, bodies in decay, but also the beauty of magic when everything merges together and the force of nature takes the wheel. The forces control time, space and colors that turn into strange events, dream-like and irrationally opening up to a world beyond the one we know.
In Kvetny’s most recent work we experience a play between space-creating and space-disintegrating elements, fighting for the upper hand. In the large painting ‘Seven Setting Suns’ we are faced with a barren lunar landscape. The horizontal line is drawn between the underground, the foreground and the sky, a traditional landscape where the three spheres intertwine. The sun has fallen into the underground and is contemplating whether to rise or set.
In the painting ‘Drilling for Shale Gas’ we see a copper, maroon and orange coloration. The clean canvas appears together with the cooler azure blues and lavender, and establishes the main story of the four organic constructions on a race through the work with pointed drills. Perhaps they are on their way into the center of the earth, or they are steering towards a chaotic inner world…