With an essay by Christian Camacho-Light
Printed on Risograph at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
Edition of 125
A natural shoreline, infused with the ethereal plumes of artificially colored smoke, meets a diminutive white cube, in which the artists navigate the relation between their bodies and the physical surround. Entanglements mediating the body and the environment, the object and the subject, manifest in Seitz and Downey’s movement, revealing relations of mutual care, interdependence and shared process through measured choreography.
Kerry Downey (b.1979, Ft. Lauderdale) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York City. Downey’s work explores the relationship between states of embodiment and forms of power. Downey works primarily in video with a practice that includes printmaking, drawing, writing, and performance. They’ve recently had a solo show at CAVE in Detroit and two-person shows at Knockdown Center and 20|20 Gallery in New York City. They have exhibited at the Queens Museum, Flushing, NY;the Hessel Museum at Bard College, Annandale, NY; the Drawing Center, New York, NY;Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA, and Taylor Macklin, Zurich, CH. Downey is a recipient the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. Downey holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College.
Joanna Seitz (b.1977, Virginia) is an artist and designer living and working in New York City. Joanna holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Hunter College. Her work includes photography, video, set design, installation, performance, and publications. She has recently held exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Cave, Detroit, MI;Taylor Macklin, Zurich, Switzerland; REVERSE gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Lynch Tham, New York, NY; Picturefarm, Brooklyn, NY; the Hessel Museum at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; and NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY.