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Is-ness

Installation view, Is-ness I-IX, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO, Jan 31-May 12, 2019 Is-ness The title, “Is-ness,” refers to the psychedelic experience of seeing the inter-connectedness and “intrinsic significance” of all things that Aldous Huxley described in Doors of Perception. The collages combine paintings made using gouache, watercolor and ink on handmade paper from …

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Straw House

Straw House This work is a collection of sculptures made using the true fresco method on erosion blocking straw wattles. I am working with fresco on different found materials, continuing in my research into our present state of climate precariousness and abstraction of place. I am a new transplant in the Rocky Mountain Region of …

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The Yard

The Yard The Yard is a project space and site for public art run by Jessica Langley and Ben Kinsley in their front yard in the Divine Redeemer neighborhood of Colorado Springs, CO. Installations will rotate approximately every 3 months. Coordinates: 38.847596,-104.799216   The Yard is an extension of a project space that Jessica ran in our apartment in Queens, …

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Event Horizon

Event Horizon The Knockdown Centeron view Mar 25 – Apr 24, 2015Knockdown Center,Maspeth, NY featuring work by:Leah Beeferman (Brooklyn, NY)Jerstin Crosby (Chapel Hill, NC)Steve Gurysh (Pittsburgh, PA)Elizabeth McTernan (Berlin, Germany)Curated by Jessica Langley (Queens, NY) in collaboration with Leah Beeferman and Elizabeth McTernan In Hito Steyerl’s timely essay, “In Defense of the Poor Image” she writes:The poor image …

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Stephen and George Laundry Line

Heidi Hove, Nobody Sees the Trouble You See, light rope, galvanized steel, 13ft x 1 ft, 2016; Andrea Bergart, Rainbow Sherbert, painting on silk, 84×84 inches, 2015; Rachel B. Hayes, “Flow Riotous,” sewn polyester, vinyl, nylon satin, 2015; Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell, “Object 55,” Laundry drying rack, fiberglass mesh, enamel paint, spray paint, zip ties, galvanized steel, 2016.  Stephen and George Laundry …

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g00g13 34r+h

Leslie Thornton, Novel City (film still) 2008, 7:40 min, color, sound; Leah Beeferman, EMPTY SPACE, , video; Jerstin Crosby, Two Containers, 2015, digital video;  Jerstin Crosby, MM Moon Beach, 2013, mixed media animation. g00g13 34r+h at SPACES Curated by Jessica Langley Opening reception: Friday, January 29, 2016 6-9 pmOn view at SPACES: January 29 – March 25, 2016  g00g13 34r+h, is a collection …

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OyG Projects

Installation view, Actualize, OyG Projects, Brooklyn, NY, on view January 11 – February 15, 2014  ACTUALIZE at OyG Projects featuring work by: Kianna Alarid & Ben Kinsley, Rachel Leah Cohn, James Juszczyk, Veranda Moot & the Los Angeles Meditation Ghostwriter’s Guild (L.A.M.G.G.), Mónica Palma, and Alexis Semtner Curated by Jessica Langley The act of meditation is …

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Janks Archive

Janks Archive www.janksarchive.org Janks Archive is an ongoing investigation of insult humor from cultures around the world. Insults are an ancient oral tradition embedded within the collective consciousness of a culture or region with inherent ties to human social evolution. While the intention appears, at first, to be antagonistic, “janks” are in fact an integral …

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Points of Departure

Points of Departure Site-specific installation, 2012, Askeaton, Ireland To the Quay To the Quay To the Lep To the Lep To the Lep To the Garden of Rememberance To the Garden of Rememberance To Ethna’s farm house To Ethna’s farm house To Ethna’s farm house To Curragh Chase To Curragh Chase As tourists in this …

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Make CATopia Real

The CATopian Dream, HD video, 6:53min, 2012 Make CATopia Real A project by Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley as part of the SPACES World Artist Program (SWAP). 2011-2012.view site Installation view, SPACES, Cleveland, OH. 2010 “Flier.” Installation view, SPACES, Cleveland, OH. 2010 “Suggestion Box.” Installation view, SPACES, Cleveland, OH. 2010 “Flier (detail: thumbtack).” Installation view, SPACES, …

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Mothers of Mt. Esja

Mothers of Mt. Esja, HD video, 3:19, 2009 Mothers of Mt. Esja A video by Jessica Langley and Ben Kinsley shot in Iceland in October 2008 in which a choir of new mothers sing the old and very well-known Icelandic lullaby Sofðu Unga Ástin Mín to their babies by the sea. Choir: Brynja Guðmundsdóttír, Magnea Brynja Magnúsdóttir, Sif …

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Emergence

Videography by Paul Sobota Photography   Emergence   public art project by Jessica Langley and Andy Curlowe commissioned by the Regional Transit Authority in Cleveland, OH.   E-mer-gence (noun) • a term that relates to the multiplicity of culture within Cleveland and University Circle and which refers to the form of the work itself • the concept of …

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Worn Torn Wet & Wild

Parse Gallery Presents WORN TORN WET & WILD 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

ArtProjx Cinema

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 …

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Saprophytes

Installation view, By Cooling Shade, Hilsbach Kunst Kulture, Germany, 2017 Saprophytes This work was made during a residency and exhibition at Hilsbach Kunst Kultur in July 2017 and featured in an exhibition titled “By Cooling Shade.” This handmade paper is made from polypore mushrooms found in forests near Hilsbach and Berlin. I am using text along …

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Possible Object

Installation view, Event Horizon, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA, 2018 Possible Object These works reference the missing Malaysian Airlines flight from March 2014. Possible Object: Ind O I-VII is a series which combines a seemingly objective depiction of the Indian Ocean (screen captures from Google Earth of the sea floor). The sea floor stands as a site …

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Color Studies

Color Studies/ Small Works This collage series is an experimentation with image and collage, existing between screen, print, and painting. All are roughly 11×14″.

Color Divers

  Color Divers Color Divers is a commission by Electric Objects. This work explores the intersection of the handmade and the digital. Scanning watercolor paintings, I create colorful backdrops onto which I layer rotoscoped animations of people diving off cliffs. The series isolates the action, stripping it of danger to allow the viewer to appreciate …

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Flat Screen I-III

Installation view, Flat Screens, Pittsburgh Biennial, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014 Flat Screens I-III Flat Screen I-III are stop-motion animations, depicting three seasonal wreaths which have been reanimated, as if blown by a breeze, projected onto poured glass puddles. The wreath is an ancient symbol of an entrance to a spiritual realm. Within the central area of …

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View Finder

Installation view, Stellar Cartography, Los Ojos, Brooklyn, NY, 2016 View Finder This body of work borrows images directly from the screen, exploring the omniscient point of view. Screen captures of the screen saver gradient are printed and mounted on to shaped panels. Satellite images of sites in the American West are plucked from outer space. These …

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Voids

Installation view, Voids, STLCC Forest Park Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, 2013 Voids Voids is comprised of a series paintings, collages, and animations. The works layer painted, gestural and architectural marks with painted images from the Hubble telescope, digital screen savers, and Romantic skies, creating tension between abstraction and allegorical representation. Torn images of …

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Killin’ It

Installation view, Killin’ It, Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2012 Killin’ It This work envisions a world that is being smothered out.  An abstract form runs throughout, appearing as a black blob, a gestural mark, or an enveloping slime, continually destroying her images of landscape. Jessica’s narrative unfolds in three parts: “What Stranger Things,” “Search and …

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Outfitters

Outfitters These paintings are of objects which abstract images of the forest. These are sometimes isolated or placed within a disintegrating landscape, an abstracted landscape, or an imagined landscape. Each object is used to protect her from nature and also bring her closer to it. These works represent the ongoing investigation into the contemporary transcendental …

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