(A still from “Gypsies’ Picnic: The viens of Oya was always here.” 2014.)
Jamaican-born artist Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York City. She employs drawing and performance art to illustrate the humor, pain, and absurdity of everyday life. Lyn-Kee-Chow also incorporates childhood memories and aspects of her Chinese-Jamaican culture and upbringing into her artwork. She also uses common and readymade objects to create vibrant, whimsical, environments for her performances.
According to the artist,
“Most of my work combines performance in the realms of social practice with either ready-made objects or my sculptures or both. Some of these performances address a critical analysis of desire, cultural ideologies, and environmental degradation. Often working with site-specificity, whether in rural to city, suburban to urban I hope to engage the viewer to question respect for societal and cultural norms, and most importantly the state of our natural world.”
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow recently performed “Color Chameleon” during the Select Art Fair in New York City. The piece was a reaction to the 214 girls rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria, who were made pregnant by rape during their captivity.
(via Scott Lynch)