Grounded by Courtney Childress
Wednesday 14 Mar – Tuesday 07 May, 2019
Unleash your inner child with Courtney Childress's immersive Skybridge installation.
Located in Skybridge Project Space
Everyone has a story of ruining carpet -- holes burned from a cigarette, spilt paint or nail polish or even disrupting the lines left by the vacuum. Courtney’s installation gives visitors a chance to use crayons on carpet intentionally and without repercussions, the joy of doing something destructive without the fall out from a landlord or parental unit. The crayons provided are layered with various colors and resemble sedimentary rocks and over the years of use the crayons slowly change shape.
Courtney Childress works with personal yet ordinary materials, bringing objects out of the periphery into focus. She lives and works in New York, NY. She received her MFA from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase College, Purchase, NY (2012) and her BFA from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (2008). Her work was recently included in group exhibitions Dutch Masters, Mrs Gallery, Maspeth, NY (2018); SPRING/BREAK Black Mirror, curated by Kristen Racaniello, New York, NY (2017); Summer Anagram at Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Line Up at Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY (2016);Colors, at Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY (2015); Mingled Bodies, curated by Jovana Stokic at Vanity Projects, Miami, FL and New York, NY (2015); Art Basel Muwkonago at Bahamas Biennale Gallery, WI (2014) Four Lives, curated by Keri Oldham at Field Projects, NY (2013); Funny at Weeknights, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Eight Degrees at Lu Magnus, New York, NY(2012). She was nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2017. Received the ACE Grant NYC from Rema Hort Mann in 2018. Courtney Childress founded yours mine & ours gallery in the lower east side of New York in 2017. She designed websites for Julia Bland and Oglander Art Consulting. Prior to this she was the Director of Life on Mars Gallery from 2015 - 2016. She worked for On Stellar Rays from 2010 - 2015, starting as an assistant and working her way up to Director at the gallery. She is currently running Ursula von Rydingsvard’s studio in Brooklyn, NY.