Click to read the recent review in THE BROOKLYN RAIL by Helen Georgas, June 2020.
Threat is often an element in Cortney Andrews’s work. Be it explicit, as in her 2016 performance Within Arm’s Reach, during which the artist was roped by her ankles off the mast of a ship and dangled over open water; or cheeky, as in her 2017 installation Play It As It Lays, in which performers balanced glass chalices atop each other’s foreheads. In her recent solo show, I See You, at Jack Hanley Gallery, the threat, is, ironically, invisible. Like Julio Cortázar’s “Blow-Up,” the short story that serves as inspiration, about a photographer who, without permission, snaps, enlarges, and then ruminates on the story of his subjects, it is “strange how the scene”—a multimedia installation of performance video, sculpture, and photographs—takes on “a disquieting aura.”
I See You, 2020
Jack Hanley Gallery, March 6 - April 5, 2020 [COVID]
I Have Repeated You, 2018, Performance (excerpt)
Performed at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, 2018
Supported by a grant from Franklin Furnace Foundation
Original Running Time: 18:00 minutess