We collect together in a net, a series of recent works on paper and a publication by Kerry Downey. These works draw parallels between paper’s surface and our skin, playing at the intersection of materiality and identity. Like skin, the works are pocked and porous; they act as thresholds between the personal and the social, the psychological and the embodied. Paper is a site of encounter, one defined by material relations between subjects, objects, and bodies.

The publication features full color reproductions of new monotypes alongside commissioned texts by writers Jaime Shearn Coan, Jeanne Vaccaro, Ryan Lee Wong, and Layla Zami. Designed by Erik Freer and edited by Rachel Valinsky, the book is published by Brooklyn-based non-profit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher, Wendy’s Subway. September 2019, Edition 500

Both publication and related works were in a solo exhibition at The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division in September, 2019.