The Rise of Volta.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

Volta has always had potential. A quiet favorite among most, the fair has maintained a steady pace that keeps fairgoers intrigued—not necessarily wowed but definitely intrigued. This year however Volta has stepped its wow factor up remarkably. The fair has an engaging amount of electricity in its air and features some amazing works that remind art lovers why they love art.

While SPRING/BREAK has fallen short of its former glory and The Armory Show phones it in as usual, Volta provides a refreshing incentive for those who have become jaded with and fatigue by the whole ordeal that is Armory Week. Volta is a beacon of redemption and has reset the bar as to what we should expect from art fairs.

Check out some standout we took of notice of on opening day: