Collection 700 – RECEPTION:
featured at the 10th Anniversary of VOLTA NY
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
March 1–5, 2017
VOLTA NY celebrates ten years of solo focus in its decade edition in New York City, returning to PIER 90 from March 1 – 5, 2017, concurrent with Armory Arts Week. VOLTA’s mission as a truly globally conscious art fair continues, with 96 galleries and artist-run spaces across five continents and 47 cities gathering at PIER 90, presenting a dynamic and timely survey of innovative contemporary positions by artists from 39 nations.
For VOLTA NY 2017, WINTERCHECK FACTORY presents an entirely new collection of furniture and sculptural pieces entitled RECEPTION.
The foundation of Collection 700: RECEPTION is SVR-3L, a natural rubber commodity imported from Vietnam in compressed bales. SVR-3L is extremely dense, resists manipulation by any commonplace tools and must be cut using a high pressure water jet cutter. This application of brute force to an unyielding natural material echoes the earth works of Michael Heizer.
Presented in both whole and sliced volumes, the rubber prompts a visceral reaction that borders on revulsion. Wire glass and Corian provide a subtle foundation to both contain and display this material.