Statement & CV

On the one hand we are two distinct individuals, Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko. But, as individuals will, by virtue of association, we become a single collective entity – JEFF&GORDON. In our video, multi-media, and participatory work, we seek to explore that very relationship of the individual to the group. As the principle performers in our work, we model the back-and-forth, give-and-take process of relation in the social sphere. We also engage with the social customs and cultural idioms through which identity and social relations are forged – cultural frameworks that are so much a part of the "air we breathe" that we often ignore how they shape our lives, for better or worse. Video is our essential medium and metaphor because it is the screen – whether a movie, television, or computer screen – that both reflects and instructs us in who we are and how we do things. By using the medium of the screen and by employing the tropes of “screen media” like the movies, we set the stage for the re-examination of otherwise transparent and comfortable social structures. We are based in the Los Angeles area and have been working together for six years.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2013 The Arts Council for Long Beach, Professional Artist Fellowship
2012 Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists grant
2010 The Arts Council for Long Beach, Professional Artist Fellowship
2009 The Hoff Foundation, Quarterly Artist Grant
SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2014 Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL, Canada, "Play Against," pending
  Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA, "Day Job," pending
  PØST, Los Angeles, CA, "SHINY&NEW"
2013 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA, "Not at the Dinner Table"
  CSU Northridge Art Gallery, CA, "Temporarily Embarrassed"
2012 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, "Used with Deceit"
  Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, "Moment of Glory"
2011 UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery, "Play Against"
2010 HAUS, Pasadena, CA, "JEFF&GORDON"
2009 Sea and Space, Los Angeles, CA, "The Conversation"
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 California Baptist University, Riveride, CA, "Come Home"
  The Collaborative, Long Beach, CA, "Shine"
  NMC 10, Touring program curated by the New Media Caucus
2013 Orange Coast College Art Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, "14@<40"
2012 Expo Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, “NOW"
  Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
  The Rock and Eagle Shop, Los Angeles, CA
2011 D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA, “Open Document”
  Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts”
  Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, “Video Showcase”
  Monorchid, Phoenix, AZ, and D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA, “S.O.S.”
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, “Shadowshop” (Artist Participant in project by Stephanie Syjuco)
  Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Chain Letter"
  Sixpack Projects, Long Beach, CA, “BETA RELEASE”
  Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, “To Live and Draw in LA”
  Irvine Valley College, Irvine CA, “Home”
  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, “The OsCene 2010”
2009 Expo Art Center, Long Beach, CA, “Long Beach Exposed”
2008 Kim Abeles Studio, LA Dept of Cultural Affairs, Pasadena Armory, “Campaign Trail”
  Sea and Space, Los Angeles, CA, “The Audacity of Desperation”
  Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 LA Weekly, "2014 July Kamikazes," by Shana Nys Dambrot – link

 

Long Beach Press-Telegram, "Art Fellows Earn Opportunity to 'Shine'" by Richard Guzman – link
  Los Angeles Times, "31 Art Shows for 31 Days at PØST," by Carolina Miranda – link

2013

NPR: All Things Considered, "Not at the Dinner Table turns voicemail into art" by Carolina Miranda – link
  OC Weekly, "14 @<40: Young at Art" by Dave Barton – link
2012 OC Art Blog, "it is Happening – Now" by Tracy C. Teran – link
  Santa Barbara News-Press, "Your Finest Hour: JEFF&GORDON Help People Create Their Dreams of Success" by Ted Mills
2011 art:21 blog, "Chain Letter at Shoshana Wayne" by Lily Simonson – link
  Huffington Post, "A Group Exhibition Featuring Sixteen Hundred Artists: Fact or Fiction" by Lisa Adams – link
  Juxtapoz, “BETA RELEASE” review by Amy Duran – link
  KPCC: The Madeleine Brand Show, "Riverside Art Exhibit Looks at Rich and Poor Divide" by Steven Cuevas – link
  Long Beach Gazette, “Long Beach Gallery Shows Process” by Jonathan Van Dyke
2010 Flavorpill Los Angeles, “JEFF&GORDON” review by Heather Jeno Silva
  The Long Beach District Weekly, “JEFF&GORDON” preview by Ellen Griley
2008 KCET: Visiting ... With Huell Howser, “SoundWalk” by Huell Howser