Tammy Salzl STORYLAND
MARCH 1–5, 2017
PIER 90, WEST 50TH STREET AT 12TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10019
Presented by dc3 art projects
For our inaugural participation at VOLTA NY, dc3 Art Projects is proud to present Tammy Salzl’s Storyland. Salzl is a visual storyteller based in Montréal, Canada who uses the familiar trope of children’s stories and fairytales to tell contemporary fables that examine the emotional and psychological complexities of modern life.
For VOLTA NY 2017, Salzl will present a new suite of paintings and a single channel video, alongside small collaged paintings and an interactive mixed media sculptural installation, set within a grassy, forested glade at dusk. Within the immersive environment, Salzl confronts human nature, morality, and the struggles intrinsic to human existence. With no clear beginning, middle and end, the complexities that these stories present, like their fairytale predecessors, encourage the viewer to work through contemporary anxieties and make sense of the changes in the world around us.
VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair “by galleries, for galleries”.
In 2017, VOLTA NY will celebrate its decade edition as a solo-focused international contemporary art fair.