Jordan McKenzie: Carl An(t)dre + LeWitt Lean
Exhibition dates: 1 March – 20 April 2014
Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
Great news for Camberwell College of Arts BA Drawing Lecturer, Jordan McKenzie, who has a new show opening at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 1 March 2014. It was a commission by Yorkshire Sculpture Park and funded by the Arts Council of England. The exhibition consists of two new films made with a group of young performers from Yorkshire. The films are called Car An(t)dre and LeWitt Lean.
“In summer 2013, Jordan McKenzie’s performance Carl An(t)dre introduced 20 young people dressed as ants, accompanied by a marching band, promenading through YSP’s historic landscape creating structures inspired by Carl Andre’s infamous brick art work Equivalent VIII (1966). From March 2014 McKenzie will show two new films at YSP that examine the relationship of sculpture to performance practice and art history.
Accompanying the film Carl An(t)dre is LeWitt Lean (2013), a new work made on-site at YSP. Employing Sol LeWitt’s 123454321, McKenzie invited performers to lean on the sculpture in groups that mimic the mathematical principles that inform the sculpture’s construction.”
To accompany the exhibition there will be a major catalogue published of Jordan’s work spanning over fifteen years of artistic practice. The catalogue includes a critical essay by Doctor Klara Kemp-Welch, Lecturer in 20th Century Art, Courtauld Institute of Art and an introduction by Doctor Helen Pheby, Head of Curating at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
More information about the exhibition can be found on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s website.
Images courtesy Jordan McKenzie.