WE COLLECT TOGETHER IN A NET, publication by Wendy's Subway, coming September 2019

by Kerry Downey

Introduction by Rachel Valinsky
Texts by Jaime Shearn Coan, Jeanne Vaccaro, Ryan Lee Wong, Layla Zami

Forthcoming: July 2019 

Published by Wendy's Subway
Designed by Erik Freer
Printed at KOPA
Edition of 500

A net contains and disperses, locating our entanglements in the world. Artist Kerry Downey’s first major publication, We collect together in a net, assembles a series of fourteen full color reproductions of new monotypes alongside commissioned texts by writers Jaime Shearn Coan, Jeanne Vaccaro, Ryan Lee Wong, and Layla Zami. Through Chine-collé, embossment, rubbing, and sanding, these works on paper bring attention to the materiality and transformative potential of paper as a substrate, drawing parallels between paper’s surface and our skin. Like a net, skin’s porousness acts as a threshold between the personal and the social, the psychological and the embodied.