Exhibitions

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CONSTANT WORLD: THE WORK OF JENNIFER AND KEVIN MCCOY.

2009, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

Solo Exhibition: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy present a unique combination of sculpture and video in this exhibition exploring multiple realities through constantly shifting stories.

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FEEDFORWARD

2009, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain

Group exhibition, curated by Steve Dietz and Christiane Paul- Feedforward. The Angel of History addresses the current moment in history where the wreckage of political conflict and economic inequality is piling up, while globalized forces—largely enabled by the “progress” of digital information technologies—inexorably feed us forward. The exhibition title references Paul Klee's painting Angelus Novus, which Walter Benjamin famously interpreted ...

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MODERNIZING MELODRAMA

2009, Carleton College Art Collection

Group exhibition:Modernizing Melodrama investigates how melodrama modernizes itself in contemporary popular visual media and art. Using specific films and themes in cinema history as frames — ranging from early sensational film serials to studio-era Hollywood tear-jerkers and recent blockbuster action films — this exhibition will present images and objects that embody the ongoing power and persistence of melodrama as an ...

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PLAYING AROUND

2009, The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

Group exhibition: This group show features works that incorporate toys or toy imagery. Like the original tales of the Brothers Grimm, each piece emerges from the complex intersection of reality, memory, and imagination.

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SHOW ME

2009, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Taking place in the second gallery at Johansson Projects is a project by the collaborative duo Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. They are known for constructing physical and conceptual models paired with found, live or scripted video to illustrate the arbitrary nature of systems of categorization, with an eye to how this dictates our sense of understanding, memory and knowledge. In ...

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THE FAMILY SHOW

2009, The Freedman Gallery at Albright College

The Freedman Gallery at Albright College is proud to present works by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, two Brooklyn-based artists who give new meaning to the term collaboration. The exhibition, The Family Show, explores the ordinary lives of parents and artists in extraordinary ways during extraordinary times through film, interactive media and installation works. Experiencing their work will stir up a ...

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THE HORROR SHOW

2009, The Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Group exhibition: curated by Debra Tolchinsky and Dave Tolchinsky. What should a collection of art about horror look like, and how might the things that frighten us be represented?

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CAPTURING TIME, MAPPING THE MOMENT

2008, Artefact Festival,STUK Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium

Group Exhibition, This year's theme is Capturing Time - Mapping the Moment, bringing the question of media specificity to the art and literary world's never-ending fascination with time/space relationships. This year's festival is packed with installations, performances, and special projects that "try to capture, record or reconstruct a certain moment, a space or an emotion" by "look[ing] into the relations ...

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CONSTANT WORLD

2008, Beall Center for Art and Technology

Known for their intricate and intimate dioramas featuring small spy cameras that project scenes onto walls, monitors, or screens, the McCoys explore a wide range of topics, ranging from the personal to the political. The exhibition demonstrates their continuing interest in sculpture, cinema and technology, and features the U.S. premiere of Constant World, a major work commissioned by the British ...

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I'LL REPLACE YOU

2008, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

solo show, The analytical and the personal approach comes to extreme entanglement in "I'll Replace You." For this project the McCoys put out a casting call and subsequently hired fifty actors to replace them in executing the many responsibilities they undertake every day. The resulting 15 minutes long video zeroes in on the actor, the idea of typecasting, and the ...