Jack Hanley is proud to present I Have Repeated You, a performance by Cortney Andrews.
Cortney Andrews creates cinematic videos, performances, and photographs. Through careful choreography, she portrays scenes that challenge physical and psychological thresholds.
Working with a group of performers, Andrews builds actions into narratives that confront ideas about the social construction of power, desire and gender.
In this recent work, she continues her investigation of relationships through an unusual courtship ritual. On a checkerboard floor, performers approach, engage, reject, and retreat from one another - sometimes imposing intimacy, sometimes withdrawing. Roles are established between partners only to dissolve and be repeated again with a new partner in a continuous game of shifting positions, affections and desires.
Born and raised in Kansas, Cortney Andrews received her MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014 and Yaddo in 2013. Andrews has staged performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics and Jack Hanley Gallery. She is the recent recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund Grant for Performance Art and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. Her solo exhibition at 106 Green Gallery in Brooklyn, NY was reviewed by Artforum and chosen as a Critics’ Pick.
Andrews is the Co-founder and Director of Offshore Residency, a traveling artists residency program on a sailboat www.offshoreresidency.org. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.