Opening Reception: July 12th, 2023
Location: 195 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturday 12pm – 5pm & Sunday by appointment
Contact: , 917.292.6921
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present STOP MOTION, a strong collection of artworks created exclusively by women.
These talented females have defied norms and made their mark in a traditionally male-dominated domain. With their varied styles and techniques, they infuse the art work with a fresh energy that demands attention.
Amidst the frenzy, STOP MOTION invites moments of stillness and contemplation. The artists encourage meaningful dialogue with each piece and invite introspection. Each creator explores diverse narratives and unique perspectives.
STOP MOTION will continue through August 31st, 2023.
As an educator in Metro Atlanta, Alondra Arevalo focuses on combining her rigorous career and artistic ideas around mental health. Her recent work highlights time, memory and quiet moments of introspection. Taking fixations to a deeper level, Arevalo utilizes her mental health as time stamps of her life through paintings, mixed media and journaling.
Currently located in Charleston, South Carolina, Lyda Brown creates work from her surroundings and travels in mixed media & oils. Line, pattern, and the graphic quality found in nature spark her creative vision. Brown graduated from the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2021.
Olivia Chigas’ current body of work explores how portrayals of women can be symbols of the loneliness of modern society at large. Depicting moments in which the figure’s identity is not clear, Chigas hopes to create an experience in which the viewer is balancing between voyeurism, but also projecting their own identity onto the figure. She hopes to capture the experience of existential malaise of contemporary society from a female perspective. She received her BFA in printmaking from RISD in 2016 followed by her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art in May 2023.
Catie Cook is a painter raised in Gainesville, GA with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and a minor in Museum Studies from the University of Georgia. Cook paints large scale abstract collages and representational images simultaneously celebrating and critiquing the hyper feminine aesthetic. Her work engages abstract intuitive mark making, theatrical still lives, text, and collage to transport the viewer through a collective, uniquely American, memory.
Brooklyn-based ceramist Josie Cross has a fascination for capturing the organic energy found in natural botanical shapes and textures, which she replicates in her pieces. From an early age, Cross developed a deep connection with clay and entrepreneurship. Cross has been working with clay for eight years, and has opened up a shared work space in Bushwick where she creates her work.
Currently located in New York City, Holland 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.
Painting has always been a crucial part of Shuyao Huang’s life. Having enrolled in the BFA Program at Pratt Institute in 2019, Huang explored the possibilities of painting as a medium of expression. Though Huang mainly focuses on oil painting, she remains open to incorporating different techniques and materials in her works. She also explores a diverse range of underlying themes in her works, either personal or social.
Field 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.
Sarah Landmesser is a textile artist and painter currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about using color boldly both in painting and in textiles, and her love for the surface comes across whether in weaving, painting, or pottery. Landmesser creates bold and colorful patterns, drawing both on abstraction, animal motifs, and the figure in motion.
In oil paintings that range in size and shape, Amari Mitnaul explores ideas about the construction of black femininity and the expectations that come with such an identity. Her approach varies from each painting but Mitnaul’s body of work largely engages the human form in order to grasp the emotional range of such an exploration. Mitnaul received her BFA from The University of Georgia and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gabrielle Poteet, born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, obtained her BFA from the University of Georgia in 2022. She now lives and works in New York City. Upon closer inspection, Poteet’s inherently unpleasant characters are comprised of a striking amalgamation of material. Charcoal, ink and gesso, Poteet’s preferred mediums, allow the artist to move the material very tactically and apply layer upon layer, creating very dynamic and narrative pieces.
Meg Rossetti was born in Atlanta, GA in 1991. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia in 2015 and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2020. Rossetti grapples with the complexity of the human experience, aiming to bring clarity and understanding to her own journey through her work. By exploring the boundaries of figurative representation, she seeks to make sense of her experiences and invite viewers to engage with their own interpretations. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.