Natasha Law & Lucy Soni
Opening: May 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
On View: May 19 to June 2, and afterwards by private appointment
Location: Diane von Furstenberg Gallery, 440 West 14th Street, New York, New York
(New York, NY) On May 19, 2010 Voltz Clarke will present LICKING OUT OF THE SAME BOWL, an exhibition featuring English artists Natasha Law and Lucy Soni. Showing at the new Diane von Furstenberg Gallery, adjacent to her flagship store in the meatpacking district, the exhibition will celebrate new works by both painters. Playing with the idea that both Law and Soni employ a concentration of vivid colors in their respective works, it is as if each is dipping into the same paint bowl. Viewed together, the works celebrate color, form, and, gesture, and yet uphold each painter’s singular and distinctive compositional artistry.
Natasha Law has gained international recognition for her signature female silhouettes. Rendered in a variety of media, including high-gloss paint on aluminum and assembled cut paper, Law’s works observe color, tone, and contrast. She examines the movements of bodies and flesh in space, and the folds and shapes that create forms, figures, and the experience of the body in the world. At once soft and bold, delicate and strong, each work is sensitively delivered and entirely emotive. Educated at Camberwell College of Arts, in London, Law shows with Eleven Fine Art, in London, and through Voltz Clarke, in Manhattan. Voltz Clarke featured Law in the solo show FOLD in 2006.
Lucy Soni examines the dichotomy between mother and child, the yearning of parents to protect and control, and the desire of the trained artist to manage the naïve. Moved by her infant daughter’s crayon scribbles, Soni first began incorporating unlearned marks into abstract colored pencil drawings. Over the course of two years, these drawings developed into large-scale oil canvases, which were highlighted by Voltz Clarke in December of 2005. That group show, LONDON BRIDGES, also included works by Shane Bradford and Michael Marra. Born in Kent, England, Soni received her degree from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, in London.
Founded in 2003, Voltz Clarke Contemporary Inc. is an art consulting and curatorial company based in New York City. The company's focus is garnering exposure for contemporary artists, as well as introducing international artists to the American market through public exhibitions and private consultation. Principal Blair Clarke was formerly a show director with Sanford L. Smith and Associates and an associate at the Forum Gallery, both in New York, and the director of Galerie Timothy Tew, in Atlanta. Believing one should cast a wide net to identify new talent, Clarke is intrigued by the rich diversity of work found in unexpected places. Voltz Clarke LLC maintains a roster of international artists. Works are available for viewing by private appointment or online at www.voltzclarke.com. For more information regarding the upcoming exhibition LICKING OUT OF THE SAME BOWL at the gallery at DVF, in New York, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.