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News : Jessica Langley

An interview I did with La Femme Folles!

By Cooling Shade
An exhibition of handmade paper works by Jessica Langley at Hilsbach Kunst Kultur
July 22, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Hilsbach, Germany

Other Nature
May 5 - 27, 2017
Curated by: Orvokki Crosby & Jerstin Crosby

Featuring Esther Ruiz, Renee Delosh, Jessica Langley, Christina Van der Merwe, Olivia Ciummo, John Bowman, Ippis Halme, and Lovid.

Other Nature brings together work that highlights our mediated relationship with the natural world through abstraction, humor, hallucination, intervention and critique. The work in the show brings together artists based in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Chapel Hill working in painting, video, collage, sculpture and mixed media.

Stellar Cartography
Los Ojos
April 22 - June 5
12 Cypress Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Featuring work by Jessica Langley and Matthew Northridge


Queens International 2016
Apr 10 - Jul 31 2016
Opening Reception: April 10, 2016, 4-8pm

A tradition since 2001, Queens International is the Museum’s biannual exhibition of artists living or working in Queens. While each iteration has its own curatorial team and vision, what remains constant is the central aim of highlighting and contextualizing the artistic vibrancy of the borough through contemporary cultural productions in all media.

Queens International 2016 characteristically looks to the idea of thresholds, and the way these spaces for transition, contact, and exchange become markers for the complexity of the forces that shape contemporary life. Many of the 35 participating artists, collectives, and partner organizations, use performance-based and site-specific approaches to activate the museum’s architectural and historical context. Ongoing projects in Queens International 2016 include experimental and often participatory events, genre-bending musical concerts, and international collaborations between Queens artists and their global counterparts. The politics of borders and border-crossing are expanded through the exhibition and complementary public programs to include not only the discourse of physical territory and migration, but also the act of transgressing between artistic disciplines, linguistic or ideological divides, digital and human interfaces, and prescriptive narratives of the past, present, and future.

References and source materials used by the artists zoom in and out of visibility from local to global, from micro to macro, and from private to public: the dominance of Western advertising in post-conflict Beirut; the international ubiquity of Mariachi bands; hyper-development in the New York City real estate market; the not-so-anonymous crowdsourced Internet marketplace; and the remixing of artistic identity with a Jazz legend. Queens International 2016 navigates these shifts between the assumed binaries and examines the ways in which these systems regulate our bodies and environments.

Queens International 2016 is organized by guest curator Lindsey Berfond and Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions Hitomi Iwasaki.


Manal Abu-Shaheen, Vahap Avşar, Jesus Benavente and Felipe Castelblanco, Brian Caverly, Kerry Downey, Magali Duzant, Golnaz Esmaili, Mohammed Fayaz, Kate Gilmore, Jonah Groeneboer, Bang Geul Han and Minna Pöllänen, Dave Hardy, Sylvia Hardy, Shadi Harouni, Janks Archive, Robin Kang, Kristin Lucas, Carl Marin, Eileen Maxson, Melanie McLain, Shane Mecklenburger, Lawrence Mesich, Mike Plunkett, Freya Powell, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Alan Ruiz, Samita Sinha and Brian Chase, Barb Smith, Monika Sziladi, Alina Tenser, Trans-Pecos (with 8 Ball Community, ESP TV, and Chillin Island), Mark Tribe, Sam Vernon, Max Warsh, and Jennifer Williams

Support is provided in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


March 2-7

Room #4027
Skylight at Moynihan Station
(Main Post Office Entrance)
421 Eighth Avenue, NYC

"Object Trap"
Curated by Alex Sewell.
Featuring: Nicholas Cueva, Paul Gagner and Jess Langley.


The Vault
(January - March, 2016)
g00g13 34r+h
Jessica Langley
January 29 - March 25, 2016
Curated by Jessica Langley

Opening reception: Friday, January 29, 2016 6-9 pm
On view at SPACES: January 29 - March 25, 2016

Participating artists include:
Leah Beeferman (Brooklyn,
Jerstin Crosby (Hampton Bays, NY)
Julie Grosche (Richmond, VA/New York, NY)
Ad Minoliti (Buenos Aires, AR)
Leslie Thornton (Providence, RI)

g00g13 34r+h, is a collection of video works with intersecting subject matter: space and terrain. Engaging a variety of perspectives from the microscopic, to the outsider, to the omniscient, these works engage in this dynamic of looking, watching, and examining up close and far out.

These works dismantle hierarchies through varying points of view and new proposals. In one video we see a casual observance of other visitors wandering in a desert. In another is a mysteriously rendered molten asteroid pummeling towards an unspecified location. We see cold presentations dissecting the definition of empty space and the proliferation of a Mondrian as a tool to investigate trans-human utopia. There is a reframing of a horse rider as a geological object.

The title of this collection refers to both the tool and the action required for utilization. The corporation represents ultimate power, in this socio-political age, yet the dichotomy of Google is one that anonymously collects data, yet shares information freely. By framing these works around this ubiquitous mapping mechanism, we provide an analysis to how we see. Within this collection is a questioning of the role of the artist and viewer, how we see and create an object, a place, or a landscape. -


Music Box

A group exhibition at Gildar Gallery in Denver, CO
July 25-Aug 22, 2015
Kim Dickey
Mark Garry
Ásdis Sif Gunnarsdóttir
Nathan Hall
Jess Langley
Nicole Pietrantoni
Laura Shill


Static Cling

Opening Sat. Sept. 20th 6-9pm, thru Oct. 12th
Penelope Gallery
18-28 Troutman Street
Queens, NY 11385
(Enter through loading dock)
Gallery hours: 12pm-6pm Sat. or by appt.


Of Land And Local 2014
Burlington City Arts



Co-organized by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mattress Factory, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Glass Center

Sept. 20 - Dec. 7, 2014 at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

Curated by Casey Droege
Organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon


SNEAK PEAK of the installation for the Cedar Rapid station in Cleveland, OH


Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation Present:

March 6 - April 4, 2014
837 Washington St., New York, NY

The Last Brucennial in Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, Art F City, Artnet, and Hyperallergic.


Janks Archive
We will be collecting put-downs, comebacks, janks, snaps, etc. in Helsinki and Ireland! Details Below:

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Janks Archive: Belfast
FIX Live Art biennale 2013
Royal Avenue
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Friday, May 17, 2013 / 7-9 pm
Janks Archive: Helsinki (Opening Reception)
Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli
Toinen linja 31
00530 Helsinki, Finland

Friday, May 17, 2013 / 4-6 pm
Janks Archive: Helsinki (Collection event)
Arkadia International Bookstore
Nervanderinkatu 11
Helsinki, Finland

Skylab Gallery
Opening reception: April 20th, 2013.
57 E. Gay St. 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Skylab Gallery has undergone renovations and is ready to reopen its doors.

"Soft Blanket - Slow Thaw" is Skylab's first exhibition of 2013. It features work by a number of local, national, and international artists.

The CATopian Dream is featured on ACID RAIN PRODUCTION this month!

You can see it online or at home on your TV here:
The Peoples Channel (NC)
Saturday at Midnight
Chapel Hill / Ch. 8
Carrboro / Ch. 4
Durham / Ch. 18

Manhattan Neighborhood Network
2nd Thursday of the month
9:00-9:30PM / NYC
*Subject to change


Janks Archive
We will be collecting put-downs, comebacks, janks, snaps, etc. in Mexico City with la Galleria de Commercio in early March! More details to come!

Jessica Langley, Flat screen, Looping HD video animation

February 15 - March 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 2013 6-10pm
At Delicious Spectacle, 1366 Quincy Street NW, Washington DC

Artists: Deborah Anzinger, Man Bartlett, Marcus Civin, Jessica Langley, Heather Ravenscroft, and Joshua Wade Smith

Curated by: Megan Mueller

Washington DC - Delicious Spectacle is pleased to present iMotion, a group exhibition featuring work by Deborah Anzinger, Man Bartlett, Marcus Civin, Jessica Langley, Heather Ravenscroft, and Joshua Wade Smith and curated by Megan Mueller. iMotion investigates the idea of choreography operating within the studio practices of visual artists. The works in the exhibition fall in the spectrum from planned motion to improvisation. Using video, painting, photography, performance and sculpture, these artists explore the use of repetition to build momentum, the relationship between mind and body, interaction with the audience, labor and physicality.

Deborah Anzinger creates sculptural paintings from digital prints on canvas, spray paint on aluminum, and paint on clay. The resulting objects have a delightful logic that involves force, nimbleness, and sequencing. Man Bartlett will display a video featuring imagery from a series of scans (inspired by an animated gif) reflecting elements from his meditative process. Jessica Langley’s work playfully blurs the boundaries between still image, animated gif, and art object, using a combination of screen savers depicting "sublime" nature and an animated sequence of a decorative wreath. Heather Ravenscroft creates a series of quiet celebrations between herself and the animals who inhabit the forest behind her house. Heather will show photographs and objects documenting the interactions. Joshua Wade Smith and Marcus Civin will work together in a collaborative performance and sculpture that will respond to mutual concerns about contemporary urban space as a starting point to enact and consider a clearing, collecting, burrowing and doubling.

About Delicious Spectacle
Delicious Spectacle is a curatorial experiment and project space founded by Victoria Greising, Megan Mueller, Dan Perkins, Camden Place, and Sam Scharf. The space was founded for the growing community of emerging artists and artist run spaces in the District of Columbia. Throughout the year, Delicious Spectacle will curate multi-disciplinary exhibitions, host lectures, critiques, and critical theory discussions. This programing attempts to cultivate dialogue surrounding a wide variety of contemporary art making practices and operates as a space for artists and curators to execute novel and challenging projects that redefine and further their thinking. For more information please visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow up on twitter @DSpectacle.


One of my drawings is featured in the Winter Issue of Yuck 'n Yum


Harry Smith Was So Skinny… a Janks Archive
A project by: Jerstin Crosby, Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley
Opening December 7, 6pm-11pm
319 North 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Mother's Of Mt. Esja is being screened at the Arroyo Arts Council: Tossed Salad Exhibition May 1, 2012 in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles!

Continuing the Arroyo Arts Collective’s tradition of placing art in unexpected places, the Collective presents Tossed Salad, a series of art events at Highland Park’s Old L.A. Farmers’ Market, during four Tuesdays in May. Each week will feature a different art practice: video, performance, installation work, and interactive presentations. The Collective envisions a broad range of themes, including, but not limited to, food, health and wellness, environmental concerns and community building.

Check out this review on Beautiful Decay by James Payne!


February 1 – March 2
A group exhibition of temporally shifting works
Curated by Jennifer Dudley.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 5-7 p.m.
Curator and Artists’ Talk: 6 p.m.


Make CATopia Real
Ben Kinsley, Jessica Langley
November 18 - January 20, 2012

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) is a residency initiative begun in 2002 that invites national and international artists to spend significant amounts of time in Cleveland. SWAP supports the creation, presentation and discussion of artwork while facilitating collaboration among audiences.

You can now see my works in person in the Pierogi Flat Files!!!!!!

Outpost Journal's Innaugural Issue highlights many Pittsburgh artists, artspaces, and creative communities including: Jessica Langley, Ben Kinsley, Jacob Ciocci, Lenka Clayton, Tim Kaulen, John Peña, Justseeds, Waffle Shop and many more.


Rust Melt: New Pittsburgh Abstractions

The 8 featured artists: N Sean Glover, Jessica Langley, Dana Lok, Clayton Merrill, Meghan Olson, James Schafer, Karen Seapker, Adam Welch


Rust Melt reviewed in the Pittsburgh Tribune

Works now on view at White Collumns Artist Registry

Parse Gallery Presents
with works by Jessica Langley & Christi Birchfield
July 1-24th, Opening Reception Friday July 1, 6-10 pm
Parse Gallery, 134 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Gallery Hours Wednesday-Sunday 12-5

see photos from the exhibition here

CLIMATE: Karen Azoulay, Jem Cohen, Brent Green, Ben Kinsley & Jesica Langley, Carolyn Monastra, and Dan Torop

CLIMATE, curated by Megan Cump & Carolyn Monastra, features short films/videos that blur the distinction between the outer environment and an inner more psychological realm.

Mothers of Mt. Esja will be screened at Artprojx, a screening venue in association with the Armory Show and Volta NY between March 1 - 6.

Our two screenings will be:
Wednesday 2 March - 20.45 - 21.15 (8:45 - 9:15 pm )
Thursday 3 March - 17.05 - 17.35 (5:05 -5:35 pm)
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

Works also on view at Drawing Center Viewing Program

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