Listening to the Stories of Volta

Mar 12, 2013 3:30PM

This year’s Volta NY spoke many different dialects, but most of them seemed to stem from the same language. Although there were a total of 95 galleries exhibiting, with works ranging from the very minimal to the very ornate, a large chunk of the art on view was either obliquely or transparently narrative. Lord knows I love a good allegory, but fairs, as is their nature, tend be distracting, brain-numbing events; with so many stories competing for attention, it was hard to know who to listen to.

Image: Mark Jenkins