Josh Kery - Album (Residency)

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Date start 07.01.23
Date end 07.31.23
Start Time 12am
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Josh Kery revisits the occurrence of a theft as an occasion to reflect on art making, record collecting, and preservation with his dad, Peter Kery. Fraudulent movers stole most of Peter’s possessions during a cross country move in 2021.​ Among the things not stolen are his complete vinyl collection and a portion of his photographic portfolio from the 90s.

During his residency, Josh created a web archive of audio of stories recorded during a series of interviews paired with B sides of original prints by Peter and A sides of new images by Josh. Album explores objects as memory triggers, and archiving as a way of accepting loss.

Josh Kery is a multidisciplinary artist making work about passing down stories and possessions between family members. He explores how family history is written and how outside events shape it in turn. Kery has shown work at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics, and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. In 2020, he earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and moved to Washington DC in 2022.