I am sure there was the coolest smart art that I missed out on, these are works that were most visceral initially or came by frequency in tune with my radar and frequency. Beginning with Spring Break, moving on to Volta, a quick tour of the Armory Show, and Pulse. Spring Break was a break from the frowns and furs of the Armory, but really it wasn’t a break—I was there for hours upon hours.
Volta’s new space next door to the Armory is filled with plenty of natural light, that same kind of light that most artists would love to have their studio filled with. So I’ve heard, an art collectormay not have enjoyed the overall camaraderie of the VOLTA VIBE, but isn’t it refreshing when a gallery owner or her attendant approaches you (the 99%) with the same kind of appreciation and engagement that they would demonstrate to a savvy collector?
If you missed the chance to meet Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, well then that’s just your loss. Miss Hinkle is genuinely warm, happy, and inclusive. Her work transcends cultural ideologies, reminding us that art can be a great equalizer. Her collages of black and white postcards of African women, as portraited by the Colonial French, with their ever so slight poses of seduction, lure, and African mystique, are recompensed of Colonial French savagery with headdresses made of entire urban landscapes. You will have also missed out on the story of Kentifrica.