Photos by Basil Rodericks
Gina Volpe may be best known as the guitarist of the seminal NYC punk band the Lunachicks,
as well as a solo songwriter with her recently released EP, Different Animal. But Volpe is also a longtime visual artist of many mediums. When not making music, she combs the streets of Brooklyn for metal scraps to transform into the surfaces for her sublime surrealist paintings. Also a prolific illustrator, Volpe most recently completed the initial set of political caricatures for her
“Swamp Cabinet” trading card series, which will be unveiled this spring. At once irreverent and thought-provoking, Volpe’s work displays the convergence of fantasy and reality, and the humans and monsters that move freely between both realms.