INTRAFACING: Dina Kelberman and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
November 1 – December 7, 2013
1708 Gallery is proud to present INTRAFACING: Dina Kelberman and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, on view from November 1 through December 7, 2013. Join us for an opening reception on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. and an artist talk on Friday, November 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.
INTRAFACING: Dina Kelberman and Jennifer and Kevin McCoy includes works that explore the abundant, heterogeneous and mediated character of contemporary imagery. Dina Kelberman’s web-based experiments gather, organize, and reintroduce imagery from found sources such as product advertising, popular cartoons, and amateur photography. Simultaneously fascinating and overwhelming, they bring us into awareness of the way images accrue not just on the net, but also in the mind and memory of their beholders. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s multimedia dioramas call to mind the vignette–a moment in a larger narrative–and investigate the meaning-making process that occurs between an image and its viewer.
Dina Kelberman works in a wide variety of media including comics, painting, web media, animation, playwriting, photography, and screencaps. Her ongoing web project I’m Google, in which she reorganizes images from Google image search according to her own discreet criteria, was recently featured on NPR.org and in Wired, Papermag and Beautiful/Decay. This year, Kelberman was invited to create an original web-based piece, “Smoke and Fire,” for the New Museum, and she was awarded a 2013-14 Rhizome|Tumblr Internet Art Grant.
Since their inclusion in the first MOMA PS1 Greater New York exhibit in 2000, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s collaborative installations have blended sculptural and digital techniques in two and three dimensions. Often recalling analog special effects processes that predate computer generated imagery, their work highlights the role that narrative can play in blurring the lines between artifice and reality. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s work has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S.1, The Museum of Modern Art, and The New Museum. They were the recipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, and their work has been discussed in Art in America, Artforum, Flash Art, Art News, The New York Times, and Newsweek. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are represented by Postmasters Gallery in New Yorkand Guy Bartschi in Geneva.
1708 Gallery’s 2013-2014 exhibition season is dedicated to Cindy Neuschwander and is generously supported in part by Jay Barrows, Molly Dodge and Bruce Schaub, Geraldine Duskin, Edward Elmore, Suzanna Fields and Richard Douglas, Susan and John Jamieson, Andrea Levine, Lucy Meade, John and Lisa Moerner, Vickie and Jim Quigg, Beverly Reynolds, Gabriel Ricioppo, Bill and Pam Royall, John Ryan and Wesley Chenault, Geoffrey and Jennifer Sisk, Chip and Lynn Spitzer, Maria Tabb, Rob Tarbell and Anna Von Gehr, Laura West, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.