Dominic Shepherd, BA (Hons) Fine Art Senior Lecturer, has been invited to be on a discussion panel and present work for this year’s VOLTA NY international art fair, representing CHARLIE SMITH LONDON GALLERY.

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”.

Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars. (VOLTA NY Website).

Dominic will be exhibiting with CHARLIE SMITH LONDON gallery at VOLTA and will be part of a discussion panel under the title ‘Alternative Myths’.

Fascism relies on the ideological narcissism of myth, but then the mythical can also resist rising nationalism. Professor-artists and Black Mirror Network co-coordinators Jesse Bransford and Dominic Shepherd (exhibiting at VOLTA NY with CHARLIE SMITH LONDON) explore this magical potential.

Guests: Jesse Bransford (artist and associate professor, NYU Steinhardt), Dominic Shepherd (artist and associate professor, Arts University of Bournemouth)

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1:00 – 2:30 PM