Bradley Sabin & Lucy Soni: Flow
Opening: January 7th, 2022
On view: January 8th – March 18th, 2022
Gallery Location: Voltz Clarke Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY, 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm, Sundays by appointment
Contact Info: , 917.292.692, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present FLOW, a two-person exhibition featuring new works by artists Bradley Sabin and Lucy Soni.
Both artists fervently explore the intersection of the organic with the constructed; the coordinated and the accidental; hard and soft. Such juxtaposition of medium and subject matter takes on a complimentary effect, emphasizing the ever-moving forces and gentle rhythms that contribute to the flow of everyday life. There will be a Public Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, January 7th, 2022.
An avid gardener and sculptor, Bradley Sabin finds inspiration in his natural surroundings. FLOWS’s program is an extension of his trademark ceramic installations, including new floral shapes and custom glazes inspired by the artist’s personal gardening practices in New Orleans.
Unlike other ceramicists, Sabin works within the natural structure of exhibition spaces, tying these architectural environments into his complex and organic installations. It is through these breathtaking wall adornments and stand-alone sculptures that Sabin draws parallels between maintaining a flourishing garden and sustaining organic human relationships. Such a connection emphasizes the level of care and commitment needed to nurture positive outcomes, long-lasting success, and honest beauty– both in nature and in day to day life.
Bradley Sabin received his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1996 after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.
British artist Lucy Soni lives and works in London, where she produces modern, large-scale paintings that originate from small scribble studies. Her work consistently explores the collision of the natural with the architectural, the revelatory effect of incongruous forms, and art as a conduit for memory.
Interested in the offhand, the accidental, and the compulsive, Soni’s processes play out, equally meticulous, repetitive, and oriented, towards a flat and impeccable surface. Her compositions start as scribbles on paper that communicate a sense of urgency. Through tracing, enlarging, and layering, Soni transfers these forms to canvases on a much larger scale. This process produces carefully balanced paintings which unite impulsive mark-making, popular culture, and high art. “Making art is an attempt to unravel and communicate what can’t always be put into words.” Says Soni. “My paintings are exercises in patience, accuracy and taste, seeking to celebrate color and form, embracing the absurd pursuit of unattainable perfection.”
Lucy Soni was born in Kent in 1973 and lives and works in London. She graduated in 1997 with a BA in Painting from Chelsea College of Art London. Her shows include John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2018; Pillow Talk, Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern, 2018; An Evening of Performances + DRAF 10th Anniversary, KOKO, London, 2017; Mega Hammer, Glasgow International 2016 and Changing Atmospheres, 2021 Hestercombe Art Gallery, Somerset Her work can be found in public and private collections in the UK, Hong Kong and the USA. Soni curates shows independently in her home, an ongoing project entitled Why Don’t You…?HQ, which was included in Art Licks Weekend 2015 – 2019 She also exhibits as part of ‘Blink’ an artist let platform set up in 2021.