Caught Looking/ Looking After Albers
Karin Cope + Ryan Josey
Caught Looking/ Looking After Albers (2018)
Karin Cope is a poet, sailor, photographer, scholar, rural activist, blogger and an Associate Professor at NSCAD University who often works collaboratively. Her publications include Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein, a poetry collection entitled What We're Doing to Stay Afloat, and, since 2009, a photo/poetry blog entitled Visible Poetry: Aesthetic Acts in Progress. With her partner, Marike Finlay-de Monchy, Cope runs a sailing blog entitled West By East; they have also co-authored an illustrated material history of the Lunenburg Foundry (Casting a Legend), as well as numerous policy documents and travel articles.
Ryan Josey (b. 1993 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) is an emerging Canadian artist and writer. He studied Fine Art (BFA 2015) and Art History (BA 2015) at NSCAD University, and in studio with Canadian artist, Brendan Fernandes in New York City. He currently makes images, installations and text-based work through drawing, painting, photo, video, performance and collaboration.
Karin Cope and Ryan Josey have been collaborating for several years on a notion they call "dimensional poetry," or a poetry of vision, object, action and installation. Their manifesto, with Anna Heywood Jones, "Given Time: Notes on Dimensional Poetry," was published in C Magazine in 2016.