Installation Views
Press Release

There is nothing to hide.
The artist is not present.

The artist has requested that I speak on her behalf.
We have a desire to escape.
Walking around, walking, walking, walking, 
seeing things, the same things, every day, it’s so boring.

Crowds have to be controlled.
Space has to be delineated.
Trace elements of human activity.

Any questions so far?
Good, let’s move on.

Today, I don’t care about the environment.
Your efforts to be cool are distracting to the viewing of the artwork.

A reproduction of Capitalism cannot be a critique of Capitalism.
Art School was originally for perverts.

           -Excerpt from Nothing to Hide, 2015

Southard Reid is proud to present Transference, an exhibition of new work by Lea Cetera. This is Cetera’s second solo show with the gallery and comprises sculptural and video work made over the past year. At the private view for Transference, Cetera will perform a new work, Nothing to Hide, a direct reference the Nothing to Hide argument regarding personal privacy surveillance policies.  

Cetera’s practice encompasses sculpture, video and performance, with materials and media often overlaid. Whether producing individual works, or combined elements brought in to installation, she examines the relationship between object and body, public and private, virtual, real and the performative. 

Lea Cetera was born in 1983, in Brooklyn, New York. She lives and works in New York. Solo shows include Sprawl, Art In General, New York, NY, 2015 and Observational Comedy, Southard Reid, London, UK, 2014. She has recently made solo performances of Outer Body Experience at The Drawing Centre, and Signal, NY, 2015 and as part of Disjecta, Contemporary Art Centre, Portland, OR, 2014. Recent group shows include Name it By Trying to Name It: Open Sessions at the Drawing Centre, NY, West of the Sun, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Surface Support, Signal Gallery and Open Sessions: Drawings in Context / Field, Queens Art Museum, NY 2015; Where 1, Where, NY, Playing with History at the Jewish Museum, NY, 2014; Angle of Repose, Simone Subal Gallery, NY, Coded Conduct curated by Isabella Maidment at Pilar Corrias, London, UK and Double Life at The Sculpture Centre, NY, 2013.  

Cetera will be presenting new work with Southard Reid at NADA Miami Beach, 3 – 5 December 2015.