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This knot, Thi
with Serafin Kaczynski
Through photography and drawing, this new work looks at nearness.
I decided to use the month of August to think about how to make work in my life. How to make work without framing or articulating prior to what unfolds and while unfolding. How to make work that is not the work I was making before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, what developed is a partial document of my relationship with my daughter. Perhaps even more unsurprising, it is a literal view of the distance between us and our intentions.
The photographic series, This Knot, This (tandem), by Kelly Kaczynski with Serafin Kaczynski, at Adler & Floyd, Chicago, is also hosted by Delmes & Zander, Cologne, in the exhibition Kelly Kaczynski, Thomas Kong, Patric McCoy, and John Neff, Curated by John Neff, curated by Jamie Stevens.
Continental Divide: Dom Smith
My mother’s first memories of music came from listening to the yellow-bus radio on her morning rides to Carver Elementary. In 1971 at age 9, she was one of 40,000 students taking part in a county-wide effort to desegregate public schools in Columbus, Georgia. She was taken to an all black school which due to restricted funding lacked air conditioning, was poorly maintained and consisted of a network of outdoor classrooms connected by covered walkways.
Muscogee county implemented a “busing” program by which white and black students would be taken from their neighborhoods to new schools so as to create more diverse student bodies. It took Muscogee county 17 years and a court order to desegregate its schools.
My mother and I were born 24 years apart, and neither of us can remember a time when our communities weren’t divided by racism.
You’ll never get what you don’t ask for
Focusing on the ephemeral qualities of language held within the physical dialect mediated through its material, these pieces are part of a larger investigation into the relationship between language and object. Rooted in the histories of Dada and Pop and reimagined through the language of weavings, each work uses binary code to present a cliche or palindrome. They are often humorous or absurd in content and form.