Sondra Perry “Some Type of Way,” October 30 at INCA Seattle

Claire Reiner
Posted on October 17, 2015, 3:00 pm
2 mins

Join INCA Seattle on October 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in opening Sondra Perry’s first solo exhibition, entitled Some Type of Way. The show consists of two separately conceived but corresponding pieces by Perry—one a video installation, and the second a photo series. The unique grafting of Perry’s work emphasizes her breadth of study and exploration, primarily centered on connecting “the struggles of the past with those of the present.”

The video, created in 2015 and entitled Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Workstation: Number One, is a twenty-six minute double-projection video. INCA states, “In this work Perry combines family documentary with staged fictional performance, the personal and the political, the intimate and the critical, family traditions and the history of a country.” Lineage, both on a personal and national level, are extremely resonant in her work—as is evident in the second piece, Red Summer (2010). The photo series draws its name from the race riots of 1919 and is a reflection on the artist’s grandparents personal history, “growing up, and summertime in the segregated south. These photographs are both documents and staged constructions that serve as vehicles to connect” the past with present.

Sondra Perry will also perform at INCA on Friday, October 30 at 8 PM.

Institute for New Connotative Action, or INCA, is an artist-run initiative located in Lower Queen Anne at 2 West Roy St, 98110.


Sondra Perry was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and is currently based in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA from Columbia University (2015) and a BFA from Alfred University (2012). Perry makes performance, video installations, and works for the internet and has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-bow, and the Experimental Television Center. Perry is currently an artist in residence at the CORE at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For more information on Sondra Perry and her work, visit her website.

Claire Reiner
Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.