Memphis, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Time-based, Sound, Installation
Corkey Sinks (b. Dallas, TX) is an artist based in Memphis, TN. She received a BA in Media Studies from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands, CA in 2005 and an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Sinks has exhibited work throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2015, her book, Demon Baby Project: Events, Coincidences, and Repercussions was published by No Coast. In 2016, Sinks was awarded a residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN.
Through sculpture, textiles, printed matter, and geometric pattern-making, I map repetition and contradiction of the paranoid spirit. Referencing new religious movements and self-help techniques, I imagine practical and psycho-spiritual coping strategies for the American condition. I embrace the human tendency to find meaningful patterns within the noise of collective information. As we struggle to understand our roles within the systems we occupy, narratives of conspiracy and prophecies of events to come may offer a sense of comfort tinged with fear and desire.