The Volta New York small art fair is a mini-division of the bigger Armory Show.
This year the space was moved downtown to 82 Mercer St. This great new location was fun, set up with turning walk-up ramps to different floors.
It was there there I discovered these two very wonderful artists both named Steven.
Starting with Steven Tabbutt. This artist, who is from Maine and now resides and works in New York, is represented by The Galerie Yukiko Kawase in Paris. He combines classical paintings with fairy tales and mixes it with an adult world. This painting of the little girl swimmer in a bathing suit, holding a big black cat with flying insects in the background, really takes it into many imaginative dreamy ideas.
Then there was Steve Viezens. He is represented by Gallerie Kleindienst. His work is about breaking taboos. Mr. Viezens’ work walks the borderline between painting and parody. This painting of a human with a doughnut head with a bite taken out of it has a funny humorous style to it.
Seeing these cutting-edge artists’ works at the Volta show makes it not just fun, but it also leaves you laughing out loud!