On View: July 31 – August 4, 2022
Location: Aspen Ice Garden, 233 W Hyman Ave, Aspen CO 81611
Hours: General Admission | Sunday, July 31st – August 4th | 11am – 5 pm
VIP Preview Brunch | Sunday, July 31st, 10 – 11 am
Contact: | 917.292.6921 | voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to share new works by Holland Cunningham, Xevi Solà and Jacinto Moros at Intersect Aspen.
Holland Cunningham is an American painter whose oeuvre focuses on collective memory. “My art is inspired by memory, and things that trigger memories- most often photographs. In this body of work I use a simple object—the matchbook. The small disposable box or book that one finds in the bottom of their handbag or pocket after a night out. Some of these paintings are significant to me in one way or another, and some are not. In my imagination the found matchbooks hold with them a collection of memories—although not my own. Like many of my series, I will let it run its course and then move on to something else. The connecting thread in all of these series is a collective memory.”
Cunningham is interested in taking the mementos of others found in the print details of photographs and creating new associations through her own ideas and imagination. The individual works Cunningham makes are fragments of a narrative that she continues to change and develop as she adds new pieces. In essence, she intends to create a new story formed from the lives and moments of others. Holland Cunningham is a spectator as well as the protagonist and player in the scene or moment captured.
Xevi Solà is a Spanish figurative painter known for his bold forms and powerful use of perspective. The subjects he depicts are unique, rare, and beautiful, each. His paintings dig deeper than showing what exists on the surface, instead capturing an intimate sensation that naturally creates a bond between the onlooker and the painter. Donning eye-catching attire, the subjects portrayed in his artworks are made using colorful, textured strokes that are bursting with motion, highlighting the physicality of the human form and grounding the work in lived experience. Solà’s work serves as a reminder of the beauty in boldness and rarity, resituating figurative painting in the context of popular culture and contemporary consumption.
Jacinto Moros’s work is characterized by his innovative use of the sculptural medium. By creating friction between his chosen material and their resulting forms, Moros develops a rhythmic weightlessness in space, as seen through his wood work and embossed monochromatic reliefs. Moros has also developed a breadth of graphic works in which the embossing technique develops a language that provides a three-dimensional component necessary to keep the spatial direction and volume of his sculptures. These works are born from the surface; they project themselves outside printing their volume on paper and creating a tactile game that invites you to touch them.
Founded in 2002 in New York City, Voltz Clarke Gallery maintains a roster of emerging and mid-career artists focusing on introducing international artists to the New York and wider US market. Founder Blair Clarke believes one should cast a wide net in order to identify new talent. In a market, which is increasingly globalized, she is intrigued by the rich diversity in work found often in unexpected places. Clarke’s experience combines over eighteen years of East coast gallery associations and curatorial projects. In 2015, after thirty years of experience at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses, Alistair Clarke joined the gallery as President.
Holland B. Cunningham was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1967 and educated at the University of Virginia where she studied Art History and Studio Art. She continued her studies at the Art Students League and National Academy of Art and Design. She was a resident at the Bau Institute in Puglia, Italy in the summer of 2012. She currently resides and works in New York City.
Xevi Solà attended the School of Art and Design in Olot, Girona, before continuing his studies at the University of Barcelona, where he received an additional Fine Arts degree with special distinction in 2007. Solà currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Jacinto Moros was born in 1959 in Cetina, Zaragoza, Spain. The artist has been exhibited internationally, including the New Museum in New York City, the Sculpture Center, and the Smithsonian Institute, among others. Moros is also found in many private collections worldwide. He currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain.