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Exhibition Detail
Constant World: The Work of Jennifer & Kevin McCoy
700 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202


March 1st, 2009 - August 10th, 2009
 
Constant World, Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoyJennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy, Constant World,
2006, Mixed media with video output: 4 suspended mixed media aluminum sculptures with 36 miniature video cameras, 36 models, 36 lights
© Jennifer & Kevin McCoy
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Constant World: The Work of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy includes work from the past three years that continues the artists' interest in sculpture, cinema, memory, and technology.

There is no single reality in the McCoy's work: they present us with multiple realities through constantly shifting stories and perspectives. In their own unique combination of sculpture and video, small cameras project an open-ended narrative of live images filmed directly from the constructed models. The viewer physically navigates between the sculptures and the projections to experience a more associative form of story telling that is both actual and virtual.

Their work presents a world that is a continual overlay of individual memories and experiences taking place against a shared background of movies, news and technologies; histories, myths and rumors in unending circulation. For the McCoys, this world of changing, evolving and accumulating perspectives is always around us. It is us. It is the Constant World.

The exhibition was curated by Dave Familian and organized by the Beall Center for Art and Technology, University of California, Irvine.

Exhibited Works

  • Big Box 1 (Biosphere), 2008. Mixed media free standing sculpture with cameras, motors, electronics, and video output on plasma monitor. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.
  • Big Box 2 (Zombies), 2008. Mixed media free standing sculpture with cameras, motors, electronics, and video output on plasma monitor. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.
  • Constant World, 2006. 4 suspended mixed media aluminum sculptures with live video output. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York.
  • Double Fantasy I (Childhood), 2006. Mixed media free standing aluminum sculpture with resin and plastic miniature forms, motor, electronics, 8 miniature live cameras and light bulbs. Collection of Giuseppe Pero, c/o 1000eventi Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Double Fantasy IV (God), 2006. Mixed media free standing aluminum sculpture with resin and plastic miniature forms, motor, electronics, 8 miniature live cameras and light bulbs. Collection of Bernard Vischer, c/o Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Double Fantasy III (Career), 2006. Mixed media free standing aluminum sculpture with resin and plastic miniature forms, motor, electronics, 8 miniature live cameras and light bulbs. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.
  • High Seas, 2007. Mixed media sculpture with motor, camera and live video output. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.


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