Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is another exhibitor in the Digital exhibition:
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow was born in Manchester, Jamaica in 1975. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Some prominent exhibitions featuring her work are: Renegades, Exit Art, NYC; 10th Open Performance Art Festival, 798 Zone, Open Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China; ARS CONTINUUM: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery 1978 to the Present, SUNY Old Westbury, and a solo exhibition at the Boston Children’s Museum. Lyn-Kee-Chow is a Rema Hort Mann nominee and a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art. Her work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Washington Diplomat, Daily Serving, Hyperallergic, Artinfo, the New York Art World, and Newsday. She lives and works in Queens, NY.
About the Work
“My recollections come from a childhood reared in the Caribbean, at the edges of standardized Western culture, where daily struggle causes those standards to drift in odd ways. In some ways my idyllic Jamaica no longer exists. An immigrant’s memory of their country is both frozen in time and lives a life of its own, and perhaps comes to represent something else entirely. My work aims to pinpoint that fleeting image of a perfect landscape by its raw nature, and wondrous paradox. It is this desire for an ideal landscape that intrigues and invites me to interact with it.”
“The accumulation of goods, luxurious lifestyles, socio-economic changes, and cultural development carry a political and social intent. The obsession of capital and consumption has informed my process where objects whether functional or not infiltrate a space, questioning its purpose or function. Natural landscapes often set the stage and are combined with media, costuming, and props that are handmade, manufactured, natural and artificial to accessorize the environment. Most of my work combines performance in the realms of social practice with either ready-made objects or my sculptures or both. Some of these performances address a critical analysis of desire, cultural ideologies, and environmental degradation.”