Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
Coworker Projects is pleased to present video works by Kerry Downey, Drop Everything, and Jaeeun Lee. All address a distorted sense of space through various media. Kerry Downey makes videos, installations, prints, and books that illuminate the correspondences between private emotion and political consciousness. Her work often presents irrecoverable experiences, unreliable memories, partial accounts and disorganized information – archives, systems, and narrators that resist delivering facts or claims of knowledge.
Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College. Downey’s work has recently been exhibited at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Invisible Dog, A.I.R Gallery, and The Bronx River Arts Center. She has been a contributing member of art collective Flux Factory since 2003 and Action Club since 2009. Downey's work has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, the Village Voice, and The Believer. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The London Sunday Times. In 2009, she was nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation’s MFA Grant Program for Sculpture. She teaches at the MoMA and Hunter College Art Department. Drop Everything (Jeff DeGolier and Max Warsh) received their MFAs in studio arts/photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where they began working together. DeGolier holds a 2XBFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. Warsh graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. They are both founding members of ReginaRex in Queens, NY. Jaeeun Lee constructs labyrinths of narrative and imagery through her work, inspired by Georges Bataille’s essay The Labyrinth. Her work illustrates spaces where of feeling lost, disjointed clues, enforced movement, potential danger, anxiety, desolation, secrecy, unexpected encounters and a desire for an exit are manifest.
Jaeeun Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She received an MFA in combined media from Hunter College, NY in 2011 and a BFA in sculpture from Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea in 2006. She was also a resident artist in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in ME in 2011. She has participated in a number of shows in various venues such as La MaMa La Galleria, Present Company, Lesley Heller Workspace, Kid Yellin and Socrates Sculpture Park. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Hyperallergic, NYArts Magazine and NY Observer among others. She has an upcoming show at Momenta Art, NY.