Vasari 21 The Monuments Contest

Pleased to have my submission to The Monuments Contest (part 2) featured here.

https://vasari21.com/the-monuments-contest-part-two/
Pandemic Proof Online exhibition organized by Odetta Digital/SHIM Opens September 24, 2020

Odetta Digital part of the SHIM Network has organized an online exhibition Pandemic Proof that will be viewable on Artsy.net beginning September 24 through November 15, 2020. Featuring work by over 50 artists.



 https://www.artsy.net/show/shim-art-network-odetta-digital-fall-2020-exhibition-pandemic-proof

We Are Your People, Now  September 26 - November 20, 2020 Project: ARTspace

Featuring works by
Kim Sykes, Karen J. Revis, and JoAnne McFarland
Curated by Leslie Kerby

September 26 – November 20, 2020


Gallery Open Monday - Friday, 12 - 6pm

Reserve a time to visit


Project: ARTspace is pleased to present, We Are Your People, Now, an exhibition featuring paintings, prints, and a video chapbook by artists Kim Sykes, Karen J. Revis, and JoAnne McFarland. All three artists’ work is deeply rooted in the communities and dynamic multi-generational families from which they hail—Sykes originally from New Orleans; Revis from Washington, D.C.; and McFarland a native New Yorker.

Sykes’ portraits of both herself and other people of color are sensitive and compelling—you know these people too. McFarland is exhibiting two self portraits each with a black doll, her “muse,” combined with poetic elements of nature, domesticity, humor and layered connotations. In Pullman, a projection of McFarland’s latest chapbook, she skillfully weaves history with the angst of the current moment, moving us “like a Pullman porter moving through a train.”

While each of the artists reflect upon Black Lives Matter, Revis most directly speaks to the energy and urgency of protest through her prints—a medium long associated with social justice. Here, along with Sykes’ self-portrait, we are lit on fire with the faces of black men set within moving target-like shapes, collaged elements such as bullet-proof vests and guns. In talking about her work with curator Leslie Kerby, Revis said she was listening to 70’s music in the studio, particularly Roberta Flack’s Tryn’ Times. “Tryin' times, yeah, that's what the world is talkin' about. You got confusion all over the land.”

We Are Your People, Now is a turn of the phrase “Now, who are your people?” Ella Baker’s pre-eminent question according to Barbara Ransby in her biography of Baker (1903-1986) who she describes as an “important grassroots organizer and perhaps most influential woman in the civil rights movement. Baker's desire to know and place her visitor was characteristic of what had been important to her throughout her life. The question, 'Now, who are your people?' symbolizes Baker's approach to life-history as well. Who one's people were was important to Ella Baker, not to establish an elite pedigree, but to locate an individual as a part of a family, community, a region, a culture, and a historical period. Baker recognized that none of us are self-made men or women; rather we forge our identities within kinship networks, local communities and organizations.” *

How these three artists approach their art has a striking synergy with Baker’s words. And Flack who also sings “But maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer. If there was more love for your brother”, is the message Sykes, Revis and McFarland would like you to take home and share.


Slideshow of the Exhibition - Photography by Michael Hnatov

Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump new book publication
"Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump" is a visual protest of the Trump administration featuring 147 artists with over 350 works brought together in a book by Karen M. Gutfreund, Independent Curator. Artists around the United States are raging against Donald Trump in visual protest. "Not Normal" documents this artistic movement in a curated collection. Their outrage is evidenced in full Technicolor on subjects ranging from racism, the Covid pandemic, xenophobia, immigration, promotion of hatred and violence, mistrust of science and facts, misogyny and of course, a narcissism that puts our entire country and world at great risk. While the subject matter is serious, the art is alive with color, detail, and multi-layered messages, and is delivered with an irreverent sense of humor. Protest is Patriotic! www.KarenGutfreund.com.


The publication which can be purchased on Amazon.com, includes 3 out of 10 of my paintings chronicaling the first 100 days of the current administration.


PRESS

https://progressive.org/dispatches/art-activism-in-age-of-trump-bader-201001/

Artists for the USPS @uspsartproject

Brooklyn-based artist Christina Massey initiated a project to bring artists together to collaborate on artworks and at the same time support the Post Office during the pandemic. The result is over 700 artworks and counting that are now being exhibited in a series of traveling exhibitions.


Opening September 24 at 5pm through - November 15, 2020 at the Ely Center for Contemporary Arts (https://elycenter.org) in New Haven, CT.  Gallery hours: Sundays 1-4pm & Thursdays 5-8pm  and by appointment.


This is my collaboration with artist Laura Karetzky.


Zoom virtual opening: Thursday, October 8, 2020 @6:30pm

City-wide open studios Weekend October 17 & 18, 2020


Persistence of Creativity, Art Students League online

July 17 - September 17, 2020

Curated by Hugo Bastidas and Elizabeth Demaray


"In describing Leslie Kerby’s Please Stand By, a work in which the artist depicts sixteen television sets in a grid-like format, Bastidas writes, “In both form and content, Leslie Kerby’s Please Stand By reflects the great pause we are enduring. The work consists of a repeated still of a TV screen showing conflicting and disjointed information/misinformation. This work reminds us that as we carelessly or carefully sift through information, it remains nearly the same every day. The captions are about our daily routines, which are noticeably amplified due to the self-confinement we endure for safety. Kerby’s reductive visualization of our complex state makes our condition even more painfully apparent; we’ve lost our illusion of independence and realized our strength in numbers and dependence upon each other.”





Artists Studio Projects RE/location online

Re/Location July 17- September 17, 2020

is a group exhibition that reflects the cathartic essence of the current moment. Connections have either fissured or strengthened while the new and other remain suspended in the present. The process of change appears as an alluring, unknown chasm while we remain in the middle of an ongoing motion that is conflicting, complex and unresolved.


Re/Location features new artworks by July Ancel, Ilona Anderson, LaThoriel Badenhausen, Jessica Baker, Serena Bocchino, Michele Brody, Hedwig Brouckaert, Pauline Chernichaw, Muddyum Choudhury, Vivien Collins, Ernest Concepcion, Annette Cords, Francine Demeulenaere, Cora Jane Glasser, Marietta Hoferer, Susan Kaprov, Leslie Kerby, Pavel Kraus, Michael Kukla, Sally Lelong, Katsura Okada, Miguel Olivera, Kara Rooney, Ethan Shoshan, Jaime Steiger, J. Wren Supak, and Nola Zirin.


This exhibition presents works of collage, drawing, installation, painting, performance, printmaking, sculpture, textile and video.

Mutual Aid Art Sale | Brooklyn Arts Council through Sept 15, 2020

I am excited to participate in the Brooklyn Arts Council's first Mutual Aid Art Sale. From now through September 15, artists will sell their work directly to Brooklyn Arts Council supporters like you through our online gallery. They have the option of donating their work, selling directly to you and keeping the proceeds, or some combination thereof. Work can be purchased either by bidding or by using the 'buy now' feature to purchase items for twice their market value. We will also hold occasional "flash sales" and add new artworks regularly, so register on the site and revisit it often. With art beginning at $150, there is truly something for everyone at the Mutual Aid Art Sale.


Sea Change

"Sea Change" organized by @odettagallery in collaboration with the SHIM Art Network on  Artsy.com Opens June 15, 2020. This is Containment SY U22H0, 2016 Monotype collage with relief block printing and intaglio chine collé.

#artkeepsgoing

#shimartnetwork
#odettadigital
#shimgrams
#lesliekerby
#artworldchanging
#democracyinart
#sea.change
Equity and Justice: Exhibition and Donation Drive

Artists Equity Association (nyartistsequity.org) presents Equity and Justice an online exhibition and donation drive to support #blacklivesmatter. June 12 - June 19, 2020. All proceeds from the sales of artwork will be donated to Just Leadership's (jlusa.org) #2MillionVoices.


"More than 2 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States. #2MillionVoices is Just Leadership USA's national project dedicated to elevating the expertise and stories of the human beings currently incarcerated in our jails and prisons."

ArtFare Fundraiser #Black Lives Matter

I am raising funds through ArtFare in Support of the ACLU and George Floyd Family.

This is Critical Mass IV, 2019 Relief monotype with vinyl and woodblocks. See this and other work at https://www.artfare.com/leslie-kerby


Interview with Art Spiel blog

Pleased to be invited to participate in Art Spiel's interviews with artists on coping during COVID-19. The interview can be accessed at https://artspiel.org/artists-on-coping-leslie-kerby/

Murze Magazine Issue 11
This 3-color photo lithograph with 16 piece chine collé Please Stand By was published in Murze Magazine in March/April. The focus for issue 11 is CLARITY. A portion of the sale of the magazine goes to support Mind UK (mind.org.uk), a charity that uses arts to help people living with mental health challenges. 
Deep Sea organized by Ground Floor Gallery April 6-June 1, 2020

Many thanks to Ground Floor Gallery for organizing Deep Blue See, an online group exhibition selling prints to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. 10% of sales from this show benefit their partner organization, Prevent Child Abuse America, and $100 from each $200 "Blue Print" for Prevention sale will go towards the organization as well.

Pierogi Gallery First, Second and Third Person

Me & You and Everyone We Suspect I, 2009, monoprint with paper litho transfer, 22 x 30 inches appears in the flat file show as part of the exhibition First, Second and Third Person January 19 - February 16, 2020.


https://www.pierogi2000.com/2020/01/first-second-and-third-person-at-pierogi/

Home at Kentler International Drawing Space

Containment ZW U22V2, 2018, Monoprint collage with linocut and intaglio, 17 x 15.5 in appears in HOME at Kentler International Drawing Space January 12- February 9, 2020

HOLIDAY at LABspace

HOLIDAY exhibition at LABspace

December 8 - January 26, 2020

Hillsdale, New York

https://www.facebook.com/labspaceart/

DRAWING at SITE Gallery

DRAWING at SITE Gallery Brooklyn

December 13 - January 18, 2020

https://www.sitebrooklyn.com/drawing-exhibition-page

American Academy in Rome


In October-November, 2019 I was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. It was an opportunity to do research and sketch ideas about public space for a future series.

Luxe Magazine

The Clarinet Player, 2001, linocut (3/5) appeared in an article about a collector's home in the June/July issue of Luxe Magazine, Southeast edition.



Networks and Systems | Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold collaborations

June 29 - July 21, 2019

NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS - Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold Collaborations

One Brooklyn Bridge Park
360 Furman Street | Brooklyn, NY 11201

Open hours -
Wednesdays  3-8pm
Thursdays - Saturdays  12-7pm
Sundays 12-4pm

Receptions -
Wednesday, July 10  5-8pm
Thursday, July 18  5-7pm

Networks and Systems presents three projects developed by Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold through video, sculpture and installation. Closing Ceremony, an installation that will be in-progress for the duration of the exhibition will present a positive reflection on the community life of the cemetery and offer new ways in which we may consider memorializing loved ones as physical memorial parks and cemeteries are increasingly less availble. The World Contained sculpture and video animation The World Contained II uses the container shipping industry as a a force in our global economy as well as their re-use for housing and a variety of other market applications. The third project, The Laying On of Hands reflects upon the systems, networks and players that comprise our healthcare systems.

Support for the space is provided by @chashama #spacetopresent
For more great events visit www.chashama.org

SEDIMENT | As Above So Below





As Above, So Below
Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse  
Address: 165 Second Street, Brooklyn 
 

Exhibition Dates: May 11 - June 15th
Opening Reception - Saturday, May 11, 1 - 5 pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1 - 5 pm or by appointment
(email sashachav@gmail.com for appointment)
Open Mother's Day, Saturday, May 12th 1 - 5 pm
 
Self-guided tour with card/map: May 11 and 12, 1 - 5 pm

Curator: Sasha Chavchavadze
Artists: Monique Allain, Diane Bertolo, Jeri Coppola, Phyllis Ewen, Donna Maria de Creeft, Leslie Kerby, Mikael Levin, Nancy Manter, JoAnne McFarland, Jennifer Marshall, Andrew Mockler, Tammy Pittman.
  
Sediment sinks downward, settling at the lowest point, a human and ecological repository of what rises above. In As Above, So Below curated by Proteus Gowanus founder Sasha Chavchavadze, eleven artists will explore the residue of urban change, from its lowest point at the bottom of the Gowanus Canal, to the highest site lines of impending high rises.
https://www.artpoetica.org/new-page

Among Friends / Entre Amigos

My piece for Among Friends/Entre Amigos, May 3-12, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street @theclemente Organized by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary, Patricia Fabricant, this is a fundraiser for the Lower East Side Girls Club.

May 3-5 and May 8-12, 2019, 12-7pm

Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups", Among Friends reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community.

Dance With Me



Salon Zurcher Gallery
33 Bleeker Street, New York, NY

Dance with Me
A celebratory exhibition curated by gallery artist Kyle Staver


Opening May 11, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

May 10 - June 15, 2019
https://www.artland.com/exhibitions/dance-with-me-888167

Jane South
Julie Evans
Kyle Staver
Julie Heffernan
Janice Nowinski
Helen O’Leary
Sharon Horvath
Ruth Marten
Staver Klitgaard
Sarah Walker
Katherine Bradford
Barbara Takenaga
Susanna Coffey
Leslie Kerby
Anne Harris
Jenny Lynn McNutt
Lisa Corinne Davis
Elisabeth Condon
Jennifer Coates
June Leaf


 

Postcards from the Edge 21

Benefit Exhibition for Visual Aids 
February 22-24, 2019
Bortolami Gallery
39 Walker Street, Tribeca, New York City

Feb 22 6-8pm
Feb 23 10am-6pm
Feb 24 12pm-4pm

Exhibition Ondate | Waves

Born out of a collaboration between Brooklyn-based Centotto and Bologna-based Officina 15, Ondate / Waves is an iterative, itinerant sequence of traveling exhibitions of postcard-sized artworks and messages addressing, in various ways, the theme of migration.

The first showing will be at Officina 15, located in the Castiglione dei Pepoli area of Bologna, with an opening on 26 January 2019.

VCCA Artist Residency | Auvillar, France

I had the great pleasure of working within the community of Auvillar, France for the month of October, 2018 as a Fellow with the Virginia Center For 
Creative Arts. I spent the time developing a community project that resulted in a book of photographs and drawings and worked with layered collages and clay to react to the history of the place and the environment— creating new stories and "artifacts"

AQUA Art Miami | 2018

Exhibiting works from the Containment series in "Out of Many" with Julie McKim Projects/SHIM in Aqua Room 227, Miami Florida  December 5-9. 2018
VIP Preview December 5, 3-10 pm

Out of Many
Curated by Julie McKim

Inspired by Joseph Beuys’s idea of “social sculpture”, Out of Many brings together seven distinct artists to distribute their specific ideas and intentions into the world through the far-reaching forum of an art fair.
Post-war German artist Joseph Beuys created the term “social sculpture” to encompass his belief that both art and human creativity have the potential to transform society and enact social and political change. He conceived of his “multiples” as a way to distribute these intentions and ideas to a much larger audience.

 

@juliemckimprojects
@shimgrams
#shimgrams
#arthelix
#grelaorihuela   
#aquaartmiami2018
#home-artist1  
#aquaroom227

Interview with Art Spiel

Interview with Etty Yaniv @ Art Spiel

Instagram: @artspiel
Facebook: @ArtSpielBlog

CONTAINMENT @Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Containment
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery
June 1–September 9,  2018

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

Art Spiel
http://artspiel.org/nj-visual-arts-center-global-angst/

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).

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
 

Inward/Outward: Responding to the Built Environment

Inward/Outward: Responding to the Built Environment 
Garvey | Simon
547 West 27th Street, New York, NY

January 4th - February 10th, 2018
Curated by Joseph Gross

Opening Reception: January 4th, 6-8pm

Press:
Art Daily

http://artdaily.com/news/101497/Garvey-Simon-opens-a-group-exhibition-curated-by-Joseph-A--Gross#.WlYQPGVOmEd

Introductions 2018

Introductions 2018
Trestle Gallery 
850 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

January 19 - February 28, 2018
Curated by Enrico Gomez

Opening Reception Friday, January 19th, 7-9pm
 

Being Well: In Search of Utopia?



Being Well: In Search of Utopia?
Old Stone House
336 Third Street (bet 4th & 5th Avenues) Park Slope Brooklyn

Open Fridays 3-6pm or by appointment 718-768-3195

EXTENDED through January 7, 2018

Curated by Katherine Gressel
Featuring artists:
Zoey Hart
Leslie Kerby
Anthony Heinz May
Carolyn Monastra
Shana Moulton
Carmen Paplia
Shervone Neckles
Jenna Spevack
Tafftoo Tan
Jody Wood

Being Well: In Search of Utopia? is a group exhibition exploring artists’ role in defining and facilitating community health and wellness. At a time of anxiety over the future of healthcare, the environment, and a population increasingly divided, individual and collective healing are at the forefront of many conversations
 

New Print

I collaborated with printer Bryan Summer and Master Printer Justin Sanz from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop on this three color photo lithograph with a 16 piece chine colle. Edition of 5  Titled: Please Stand By.

Print featured in this announcement
http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1e7c90506c4e06f6503c74a46&id=d332e1a809&e=e138c63a52