April 2nd, 2019
Heino Schmid Represents Popopstudios At Volta
VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist’s or gallery’s age.
In 2013, the invitational fair inaugurates its new location 82MERCER in SoHo, by showcasing 94 international galleries, spanning 6 continents and spotlighting artists from 38 nations including Bahamian artist Heino Schmid representing Popopstudios in The Bahamas.
The context of much of Schmid’s work is concerned with narrative and the reconsideration of personal stories in the public forum. Using a variety of media such as video, drawing, installation and photography, he investigates the often simple, sometimes irrelevant encounters and collisions between people and their environments.
“Although I strive for universal metaphors, I approach each body of work in a very personal way. Using self-referential experiences as an avenue to illuminating collective experiences I hope to reveal the subtle dramas that inform social dynamics and ultimately bring those realities to the forefront for discussion.”