VOLTA NY: The Aesthetics of Matter

VOLTA NY: The Aesthetics of Matter

Mar 7, All Day

Curated Section
By Mickalene Thomas & Racquel Chevremont

Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to announce its participation in VOLTA, with solo projects by Devin N. Morris and Kennedy Yanko in the curated section co-organized by Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont titled “The Aesthetics of Matter”. The curators selected artists who “explore ideologies of collage within their practice as a constructive mode through material, language, text, cultural and personal concepts.”

Kennedy Yanko uses the working theme of collage in her space by layering elements cut from nature’s fabric: metal, marble, and glass. Her paint skins join these elements in conversation, simultaneously differentiating them within this composite environment. By juxtaposing her paint skins with natural elements like marble, metal and wood, Yanko challenges our associations of the material presented. She points to the integral role of dichotomy in understanding oneself. Her installation, as a whole, pushes for both cohesion and fragmentation, contributing to the aesthetic of collage.

Devin N. Morris combines elements of two-dimensional collage with three-dimensional objects, abstracting domestic environments and shared spaces. Using various materials found within these spaces, the arrangements question how the collective use of an object or body informs its future, as well as how intimacy and ownership transform the utility of domestic spaces and extend their mythology. Each familiar object within these environments houses its own presence and is handled as a fully considered work, resulting collectively in a symphonic reconsidered place.

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, March 76pm – 9pm (VIP Preview/ Public Vernissage)
Thursday – Saturday, March 8 – March 10: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, March 11: 12pm – 5pm