Sondra R. Perry, ‘White Sheets (two works)’, 2014, The Kitchen
Sondra R. Perry, ‘White Sheets (two works)’, 2014, The Kitchen

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Draped in a white sheet, the sitter in Sondra Perry’s suite of two photographs, White Sheets, is only partially revealed. In the first image her two hands, protruding from the drapery, flip the viewer off, while in the second her arm appears mid-motion, in the process of manipulating this all-over shrouding her body. Created as part of a suite of eight photographs, in these pieces and her practice more broadly Perry draws attention to the conditions of visibility of the black body as well as digital technologies employed in representation. She recently organized the two-day event, Hypervisibilities, with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
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Sondra Perry works in media, primarily video, exploring the role of technology in the oppression of black identity. Perry had her first solo exhibition at The Kitchen last year entitled 'Resident Evil.' Her work has been in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the New Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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About Sondra R. Perry

In genre-bending cinematic experiences, Sondra R. Perry applies a sophisticated understanding and interpretation of art history and technology to quintessentially contemporary media and subjects. The New Jersey-based interdisciplinary artist creates atmospheric gallery installations and transportive films that incorporate the viewer using scale, color, and voiceover. Creating tension and synthesis within the confluence of digital and physical space, Perry explores Black American identity and historical narratives. Tinged with traces of memory, Perry’s work often features close relations and startling intimacy, disrupting the overwhelming smoothness of digital representation with a nuanced human perspective. “There's a responsibility to image folks in a way that offers them the freedom to code themselves,” Perry said, “Subjecthood needs to be extended.”