Join us on Friday, January 21st from 6 – 7 PM for an interactive and informal conversation with Nate Young and Cameron Downey. Learn how Cameron came into her artistic practice through her interactions and mentoring from Nate. Cameron Downey is a part of our current two person exhibition Intersections which is on view through Saturday, January 22, 2022.
Cameron Downey is an anti-disciplinary artist, environmental scientist, and writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She explores concepts of world-building and liminal space by way of Black, fantastical and precarious bodies. Downey uses sculpture, film, photography, the written and the performed in her conceptual art practice. She explores the varied and dynamic implications of suspension as they exist within Black experience. A recent graduate from Columbia University, Downey has been interviewed for Ratrock Magazine and her work has been shown at Hair + Nails, South Minneapolis; Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin and Rochester Art Center.
Nate Young is a multidisciplinary artist currently working in Chicago, IL. Working across media in a manner that challenges traditional modes of artistic production, Young creates works that engage with issues of race and racialization. He explores the systems and objects that impact one’s beliefs. Often in his work, Young addresses theological themes through text, diagrams, or architectural elements. Young strips away any specific content, however, leaving behind a universal lexicon of primordial signs and symbols– arrows, circles, grids, and negative spaces– that strongly suggest meaning without in fact conveying it; a profound void, at once empty and full, that invites the viewer’s activation.