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Jeremy Kost

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Studio Location
Installation View of "Anyone Other Than Me..." at Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC 2010
"Lifeball 2009 (The Party Don't Stop), May 18, 2009 - 9:30pm - 4am", 2009 -- 130 Polaroids, 47" x 61"
"Everyone's a Winner (The Glammys), December 6, 2009 - 10pm - 12am", 2009, 70 Polaroids, 47" x 32.5"
"The Blue Carpet (Lifeball, Vienna), May 18, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm", 2009 -- 70 Polaroids - 47" x 32.5"
"Reaching for the Leaves (Rainblo in Temecula)", 2009 -- Polaroid Collage
Artist's Statement

Jeremy Kost’s recent work reveals the intensely personal nature of his art. The growing notoriety of the artist’s captivating photographs - of club kids, celebrities, transsexuals, and beautiful young men - issues from his prowess in the New York social scene, a deliberately cultivated capacity, which lies at the core of his creative process. He documents cultural sub-currents, and records fleeting traces of celebrity. Kost uses the camera lens to capture unpolished glimpses of human interaction. Kost presents his Polaroid output unedited, a strategy which, he asserts, “keeps the integrity of the whole moment unfolding before you.” The directness of his medium foils the carefully constructed public identities of his subjects; It also exposes the essential substance of his art, which is not so much about the people he photographs, as it is about his own relation to them.


Jeremy Kost

The Groninger Museum, Groninger, NL
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Fall 2010
“The Ladies That Lunch”, The National Arts Club
“Anyone Other Than Me”, Conner Contemporary
“we were all innocent once“, Nuke, Paris
“After the Party”, The Dactyl Foundation, NY, NY
"Not Yet Titled (Making Faces)”, 2008 – Tribeca Grand

“Artists for Athens Pride II”, The Breeder System, Athens, Greece
“Bunny Redux”, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
“Dress Codes” The ICP Triennial
“Harlem Postcards”, Studio Museum of Harlem
“40th Anniversary Benefit ”, White Columns
“Group Show (Gallery Artists)”, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
“Senhnsucht (Aspiration)”, Light and Sie Gallery, Dallas
“The Effect of Your Body”, ArtSpace
“Rear View”, Freight + Volume
“Vitamin W: The Wonder Factor,” City Without Walls, Newark, NJ,