Opening Reception: July 15th, 2021
Gallery Location: 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Contact Info: , 917.292.6921, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present IN HER WORLD; A GROUP SHOW celebrating a female-focused perspective on contemporary painting.
IN HER WORLD will lean on Voltz Clarke Gallery’s female laden roster, plus a few of its male artists, to frame and celebrate women as subject and creator.
“It was Sophie, who, by the example of her work and her life, both of them bathed in clarity, showed me the right way. In her world, the high and the low, the light and the dark, the eternal and the ephemeral, are balanced in perfect equilibrium.”
– Hans Arp reflecting on Sophie Taueber-Arp.
Women in the arts have been historically underrepresented and unrecognized, despite the vast impact they have so evidently made in their own practice and as the subject of others’ works. With IN HER WORLD, Voltz Clarke is pleased to give space and recognition to the ladies that have enriched its program over the past 18 years, both as artist and as muse.
“I have come to the conclusion that the art world has to join us, women artists, not we join it. When women are in leadership roles and gain rewards and recognition, then perhaps ‘we’ (women and men) can all work together in art world actions.”
– Nancy Spero
IN HER WORLD will invite visitors to join the woman’s world, celebrating female voices and the collaboration between male and female artists in this woman-owned space. The group show will not simply accept female artists in the artworld, but it will allow the female perspective and representation to define art.
Traditionally summer shows are a time to welcome artists outside of a gallery’s roster and Voltz Clarke Gallery is delighted to exhibit Tori Cherry, Devin Morrison and Jazzy McGranaghan as contributors.
Gail Albert Halaban
Meg Lionel Murphy
Sarah Boyts Yoder
Having obtained a BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, Dinkin currently works as a full time artist based in New York.
Best known as Blanda, this colorist works in a number of mediums. Playing with patterns and form, and avidly employing ballpoint on paper, Blanda creates one-of-a-kind dreamlike illustrations of the imagination.
Obtained her BFA in Printmaking from RISD, a first Master’s degree in Painting at NYU and a second Master’s degree in Classical Chinese Acupuncture and Taoist medicine. Her works are inspired by her exposure to the world, her interdisciplinary studies and her knowledge of Taoist and Tantric mysticism.
Foard earned her BFA from the University of Cincinnati and her MFA from the University of Georgia. Her works are an expressive, diverse mix, employing a number of mediums including painting and installation pieces.
Morrison was one of the few selected young artists for the Still Standing residency program in New York City. Living in Manhattan, she uses the city and its people as her canvas, with detailed pencil strokes creating a photorealistic finale. Her work delves into issues of race and class, mainly, the humane struggle for acceptance, empowerment and representation.
Kallop’s paintings are an exploration of geometry, dimensionality, color and pattern. Her work reveals her long-standing interest in math and science, as well as her affection for a wide variety of artistic traditions such as tantra drawing, textile practices and modernist painting. Kallop is a graduate of Princeton and holds an MFA from RISD.
Gail Albert Halaban
Halaban became interested in photography from a very early age. She now holds an MFA from Yale University and currently resides and works in New York. She stages scenes to construct highly believable and relatable images, capturing the reality behind the ordinary lives of individuals around the city.
Currently working in New York City, Cunningham’s most recent work is an assortment of mixed media/oil paintings and installations using found photography as a starting point. She is an avid collector of discarded photography that she sees not as images frozen in time, but as something that is still happening.
McGranaghan is a student artist at Pratt University. She often features her own friends and family in her works, embedding her art with deeply personal, social, and cultural meanings.
Both artist and journalist, Nordeman has photographed state fairs, dog shows, political conventions, and fashion shows. He is attracted to color and gesture, mystery and humor, preferring his work to ask a question, not give an answer.
Boomershine’s portraits are immersed in popular culture and a complex graphic exploration of his subjects, through the incorporation of meaningful text. His extensive world travels inspire his multidimensional portraits, offset by his interest in Pop Art.
Richardson is a New York-based artist who uses advanced printing technology to generate large-scale, multi-panel images of complex color. Experimenting with her treatment of content, her portfolio is primarily composed of two separate bodies of work, images of floral compositions and her signature cityscapes.
Sarah Boyts Yoder
Yoder received her MFA in painting from James Madison University in 2006 and currently resides in Charlottesville, VA. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions throughout the US including the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
Cherry holds a dual degree in Studio Art and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. She is currently based in Virginia Beach and Charlottesville.
Meg Lionel Murphy
Coping with debilitating PTSD from severe domestic violence, Murphy’s works are directly influenced by her personal experiences. They depict a reverence for fragility and humanity while examining questions about whiteness, gender, sexuality, sacrifice, class, pain, sickness, loneliness, and most of all – violence and its haunting memories.