The inter-relationship between body and landscape was a reoccurring theme at VOLTA, and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery presented the work of a highly accomplished, young talent, Nikki Rosato. Rosato creates intimate portraits by mining the world of maps and superimposing the network of blood and nervous vessels within the human with the urban arteries of traffic systems. Each piece is fashioned from hand-cut road maps where Rosato has cut away the landmass—leaving only a dense fabric of lines. From there, Rosato either suspends her skin-like structures from pins or delicately molds them to hang upon wire armatures. . Artwork by Nikki Rosato. Courtesy Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. . Artwork by Nikki Rosato. Courtesy Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
Written by Gabrielle Selz