Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2018
Into the ground, 2018
Steel, canvas, rust
16 x 6.5 x 5.5 feet
Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder’s collaborative sculpture, Into the ground, reflects on how urban ecologies uptake and transform contaminants, and how collective bodies realize agency through ground-up organizing. A rust-dyed cover, created through participatory workshops over the summer, shrouds a car-shaped steel armature, engaging with the Park’s history of transformation from landfill to public park.
Joe Riley (b. Richmond, VA in 1990; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) and Audrey Snyder (b. San Francisco, CA in 1991; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) are frequent collaborators. Their art is material-driven and focuses on stories of landscapes with the purpose of creating political and economic awareness. Riley was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study program (2016-17) and has a BFA from Cooper Union (2014). Snyder is a chef and holds a BFA from Cooper Union (2013).
Riley and Snyder have exhibited works with Futurefarmers, an artist collective group, at venues such as Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2017), Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA (2017), and Left Coast: California Political Art, CUNY James Gallery, NY (2015), among others. They have also exhibited in Rail/Sail at FrontSpace, Kansas City, MO (2016), Tap Dat Capital, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY (2012) and Parallel Cases: A Presentation, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY (2012) among others. They will be exhibiting with the Freshkills Field R/D art-research project in September 2018 and the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in Spring 2019.
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Photography by Scott Lynch
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