For over 10 years, creative duo WORK/PLAY has teetered and perhaps blurred the lines of their two-fold, research-driven practice by creating merchandise for institutions, producing collaborative publications as well as art, and even crowd-funded public works. Artist Danielle and Kevin McCoy will delve into the life lessons acquired over several years, the practicality of being a designer and art practitioner, and the beauty that lies at the intersection of both disciplines as opposed to picking one over the other.
WORK/PLAY is an interdisciplinary design/art duo based in St. Louis, Missouri started by Danielle and Kevin McCoy. WORK/PLAY integrates a hybrid of disciplines such as design, printmaking, textile works, time-based media, and the book arts to explore racial inequality, erasure, redacted histories and challenge predisposed stereotypes.
The duo has exhibited both locally and nationally. Recent exhibitions include Small Talk at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (curated by Allison Glenn), Bentonville, AR; SPF 1991 at projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO; Dream Weavers at Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (curated by Sage Dawson), Los Angeles, CA; Overview is a Place at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York (curated by Jessica Baran), New York, NY; On & On at Beard and Weil Galleries (curated by Elizabeth Keithline), Norton, MA; Change of State at The Wassaic Projects in Wassaic, NY; Color-ism at Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis, MO. Recent book fairs include Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair in Los Angeles, California; Chicago Art Book Fair in Chicago, IL; Small Press Expo in St. Louis, MO; Fully Booked Art Fair in Dubai, UAE, and Brooklyn's Engaged Editions: Creative Advocacy in Print in New York, NY.