David Nolan will join EXPO CHICAGO as an exhibiting gallery for our September debut. For more than twenty years, David Nolan Gallery has played an important role in presenting an international roster of artists who represent the forefront of cutting edge art.
Currently on display at David Nolan is an incredible exhibition by Jorinde Voigt, her first in the United States. The exhibition will feature drawings from 2008 to 2012, along with two sculptural installations.
Voigt’s works present a unique visual language representing algorithmic systems. Voigt works to make the invisible visible, navigating the complex world in which we live. Music, weather, geography, literature and philosophy are subjects that inspire her drawings.
In her series entitled Symphonic Areas, Voigt constructs compositions representative of musical scores. She renders measures of rotations and frequency in circular wave-like diagrams. In her Küssen (Kissing) drawings, the notions fan out of a central point, resembling the gesture of a blown kiss.
Two sculptural installations represent systems of thought through coding and inscription. Visiting botanic gardens in every city to which she traveled from 2009 to 2010, Voigt became interested in how plants were identified and displayed. She created an algorithm to represent characteristics of plants, such as color and height, and produced a series of sculptures. The sculptures in Botanic Code are a translation of her sensorial experience into visual code.
In her sculpture series Grammar, sixty-four airplane propellers in groups of eight are inscribed with phrases conjugating the German verb lieben, meaning to love. Turning at different speeds and directions, the propellers link motion and time to the structure of language. What sets Voigt apart is her ability to present moments in which her emotions and memories engage with the outside world.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Jorinde Voigt currently lives in Berlin. The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Musée d’art modern du Centre Pompidou in Paris have recently acquired Voigt’s work for their collections. She is one of three nominees for the annual Drawing Prize by the Foundation Daniel et Florence Guerlain in Paris.
David Nolan is located 527 West 29th Street, New York, NY. For more information, call 212.925.6190 or visit their website.
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