Leaving the American Sektor

Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY, summer- 2018

Press Release: With each day more bizarre than the previous; how can one attempt to make sense of who, where and what we are now? Daily—we experience the conflation of truth and fiction. Facts warp into phantasmagoria. We are living in an altered state. The works in Leaving the American Sektor attempt to address this newspeak—messing with our sense of “which images/which texts belong together.” Wolovick constructs amalgams, hybrid worlds that offer an inverted map of disquieted comprehension. Her abstract documentaries comment back on each other in sardonic, sometimes humorous ways. We see ourselves, we don’t. We work together, we are isolated. These oxymorons inform these lush, irreverent composites. Like a fun-house mirror, Wolovick’s works force us to look at ourselves: elongated, distorted, stretched across each other in unseemly, almost impossible ways. What is site? What is “country?” What is belonging? These questions plague Wolovick’s work, her practice—it is this tension that drives the exhibition. Leaving the American Sektor is a visual analog to contemporary political noise. It suggests a way out, as it points us back inward; it suggests a way forward, as it spirals us back into the vertigo of history.     —Cash Ragona


Installation Images:

Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018
Leaving the American Sektor, Installation
2018

Individual Works:

Checkpoint Charlie no.1
2018
Acrylic gloss medium, vinyl letters and gloss varnish on digitally printed acetate and canvas, adhered to archival board (framed)
23 x 27 x 1 inch
Checkpoint Charlie no.2
2018
Digital print on acetate with acrylic paint, ink and pen on paper, adhered to archival board (framed)
23 x 27 x 1 inch
Checkpoint Charlie no.3
2018
Screen-printed text, acrylic paint and gloss medium, black tape and plastic on digitally printed acetate and canvas, adhered to archival board (framed)
23 x 27 x 1 inch
Checkpoint Charlie no.4
2018
Acrylic paint with printed canvas and acrylic mesh, adhered to archival board (framed)
23 x 27 x 1 inch
Sefrou Serving Platter no.1
2017
Graphite on shoji paper with artist tape (framed)
38.13 x 34.7 x 1.5 inches

Frottage drawing made on-site in Sefrou, Morocco; Also Exhibited in the inaugural group exhibition "I DON’T BELIEVE IN ART, I BELIEVE IN ARTISTS", LX Gallery, NYC, 2019, curated by Jen DeNike

Sefrou Serving Platter no.2
2017
Graphite on shoji paper with artist tape (framed)
38.13 x 34.7 x 1.5 inches


NICHTS
2018
Digitally printed acetate, organza silk, and canvas with pen, marker, graphite, and oil, encaustic, acrylic and spray paint on panel with museum board extension
40 x 48 x 2 inches
Hand of Mozart
2018
Pen, marker, and acrylic gloss medium with digitally printed canvas and organza silk on dye-sublimation aluminum print
20 x 16 x 1/8 inches
Monument Valley
2017
Printed acetate with acrylic medium on dye-sublimation aluminum print
20 x 16 x 1/8 inches
King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria at Milan Train Station
2018
Digitally printed acetate, silk and canvas with graphite, marker, acrylic, oil, enamel and spray paint on stretched canvas
29.75 x 24 x 1.5 inches
Fez City Walls
2017
Digitally printed paper and acetate with enamel, spray paint and marker on panel
8 x 8 x 1 inch
Orson Welles with Orange Stripe
2017
Digitally printed acetate with enamel, spray paint and marker on masonite
10 x 10 x .25 inches
Orson Welles with Obelisk
2017
Digitally printed acetate with enamel on panel
8 x 6 x 1 inch
Printer Error (Fútbal Monument)
2018
Digitally printed acetate, acrylic gloss medium, embedded in resin
22.5 x 16.75 x 1.25 inches
Metalúrgica
2017
Digitally printed acetate, canvas and organza silk with acrylic paint on panel
10 x 8 x 1 inch
DMZ
2018
Digitally printed acetate, silk and canvas with acrylic, oil and spray paint on panel
30 x 30 x 1.75 inches
Tecumseh Sherman
2017
Digitally printed acetate, paper and canvas with spray paint on masonite
10 x 10 x .25 inches
Cemetery Monument, Milan
2018
Dgitally printed acetate, canvas and silk, marker, acrylic paint and resin on panel
12 inch diameter circle x 1.25 inch depth