GARAGE DOOR VIDEO SERIES:
The World Contained II
Leslie Kerby’s work employs a variety of media to explore how identity and social narratives are constructed personally and collectively. The World Contained, a collaboration between Kerby (creative concept), Lianne Arnold (animation design), and Elisheba Ittoop (sound design), investigates the multivalent uses of boxes: as containment vessels within global trade and as temporary materials for low-cost housing. Through the course of the animation, Kerby creates a universe punctuated by shelters of boxes perpetually in flux. The collages of rectangles rotate in an orderly line while the cut-outs of hands and feet haphazardly navigate the matrix of structures under construction. The individual body parts move through the network that they create, intrinsically linked to the boxes and to themselves as they struggle to establish a sense of place against the stark background.
Leslie Kerby has been featured at 490 Atlantic Gallery, Norte Maar, the NARS Foundation, and BRIC House, all in Brooklyn; The Painting Center and Garvey|Simon, both in NY; and The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ. In addition to her artistic practice, she has co-curated exhibitions at for BRIC House, Brooklyn, and Project: ARTspace, NY. Kerby received her BA in American Studies from Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, VA.
Leslie Kerby is a 2017-18 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House. For more information, visit BRICartsmedia.org/ArtFP
While exhibitions are under installation, BRIC House closes its gallery “garage” doors and uses them as screens for this video series. The series highlights contemporary video artists in either single- or three channel projections that are looped from 10am-6pm and can be enjoyed while sitting on the BRIC Stoop and cafe.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.