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Interview with Vasari 21


An extensive interview "The Slyly Activist Art of Leslie Kerby" with Ann Landi of Vasari 21 about my practice and recent solo exhibition The Laying On of Hands at Project: ARTspace. 

CIVITAS: Art Connects NY 2018 Spring Benefit


It was an honor to have The World Contained II video animation featured in Art Connects New York's benefit presentation CIVITAS: Art Connects New York 2018 Spring Benefit at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City. Honoring For Freedoms, the benfit celebrates the organization's partnership with the Robert Fulton Houses in Chelsea. Monday, June 4, 2018

Exhibition on view: Charles Gaines, through June 23, 2018

The World Contained II is a collaboration between Leslie Kerby, Lianne Arnold (design) and Elisheba Ittoop (sound design).

Containment






June 1–September 9,  2018
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Containment features artwork from a group of artists who examine the shipping containers and ships that move goods, people, and power across the oceans. The containerized shipping industry is central to international commerce and largely responsible for our increasingly globalized economy. The artists featured include David Packer, who has created a ceramic version of a shipping container, and Linda Ganjian whose sculptural installation reimagines a container-ship accident. Also included are Erin Diebboll and Gabby Miller, who have both been artists-in-residence on container ships and have created art in response to their firsthand experiences—Diebboll’s meticulous drawings illustrate the contents of shipping containers, and Miller used the ship’s engine oil as her medium for a series of paintings. Additionally, a site-specific installation by Leslie Kerby in Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery I, explores the movement of shipping containers and incorporates sculpture, mixed media works on paper, and video animation.

PRESS Review of the Exhibition 

Hyperallergic 
https://hyperallergic.com/450336/oh-what-a-world-what-a-world-containment-visual-arts-center-of-new-jersey/

Leslie Kerby : The Laying On of Hands


Solo Exhibition
Leslie Kerby: The Laying On of Hands

May 15 - June 15, 2018
Opening Reception: May 16, 7-9 pm
Artists Talk: June 9, 3pm


Project ARTspace
99 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Exhibiting works on paper and a video animation created in collaboration with designer Lianne Arnold. Catalog essay by Paul D'Agostino, Ph.D.

“In The Laying On of Hands, one of Leslie Kerby’s most polyphonic bodies of work to date, the artist turns her critical eye towards one of the most politically charged, ideologically divisive, societally expansive and, at the very same time, most deeply intimate issues of our time in the United States: our healthcare system. By tapping into a broad range of her artistic skills and techniques — drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media collage, among others Kerby has crafted one of her most fully realized, conceptually seamless bodies of work to date.” 

— Modified excerpt from “Manual Realizations,” Paul D’Agostino’s essay for the exhibition catalogue
 

PRESS:
After Vasari http://https://aftervasari.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/manual-realizations/
 

Plus One


Project ARTspace's inaugural show in its new location
99 Madison Avenue  8th Floor  Manhattan
March 6 - March 26, 2018

Opening Receoption
March 6, 7-9pm
   

Screening of The World Contained II animation


Screening of The World Contained II animation 
BRIC Radio interview with journalist Alexis Madrigal
 
BRIC Arts|Media 
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

January 8-17, 2018 and January 22 & January 29, 2018
Open Mondays 10am-6pm
Tues-Fri 10am-6pm (break from 2-3pm)
Sat & Sun 10am-6pm

The artists will be present:
Fri, January 12, 4-6pm & Sat January 13, 1-3pm


The World Contained II video animation, is a collaboration between visual artist Leslie Kerby designer Lianne Arnold and sound designer Elisheba Ittoop, presented in BRIC’s Garage Door Video Series.

The animation is part of a work on paper and sculpture series using shipping containers and their re-use as a construct. A now ubiquitous element of global trade, containers are increasingly repurposed as shelters and used in new community applications. The animation references this dynamic. The schedule follows:

In addition, BRIC Radio has recorded a conversation between Leslie Kerby and independent journalist Alexis Madrigal about this project and his related research for the 8-part podcast Containers—“it looks at how global trade really works and the people who do the labor of moving stuff.”

https://soundcloud.com/bricradio/leslie-kerby-the-world-contained-ii
 
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