New York, NY 10028
David Nolan Gallery is delighted to present “The State of Play,” an exhibition of new works by Jorinde Voigt. For the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, Voigt continues to expand upon her singular practice of methodical and conceptually rigorous “visual scores” that transcend everyday perceptual experiences and attempt to translate into color and form that which is most ephemeral and impenetrable.
Working serially and within a predetermined structure and set of formal restraints, Voigt’s process begins by hand dying each sheet of paper a hue that corresponds to specific stimuli or emotion. In the case of her newest series, Potential (2020), Voigt selected a midnight blue, albeit with its various real-life associations (i.e. time of day, nautical and cosmological phenomena, et al.) put into question. Voigt’s meticulous notations and gestural markings then introduce an added layer of visual coding, allowing each unique work within the series to convey its own individual and emotional meaning. Experienced serially, Voigt’s works build incrementally, unraveling as if walking through an operatic score, lulling the viewer into a kind of dream state that is at once familiar and otherworldly.