Endless Summer is an exhibition and series of public programs that features the collaborative works of artists Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey. Since 2012, Kozak and Durey have worked together on durational projects that enact care for one another and gratitude toward the places and spaces in which the artworks are realized and exhibited. The resulting artworks and programs contemplate lineage, ancestry, queerness, sustainability, and healing within a context of reimagining place-based relations that serve the social and cultural landscape of their shared communities.
Endless Summer conveys a dedicated period of trust and exchange between artists. The program engages with a longstanding collaborative practice of collecting discarded materials to be reassembled in unexpected ways. This drawing together of collaborative social networks and reciprocal exchange is a continuation of Kozak and Durey’s ongoing practice of collectivity and care.
The project includes new and recent sculptural, photographic, and video works that consider lineages of reciprocity that grow from friendship and familiarity. The public programs extend to include additional artists, musicians, and creative collaborators through workshops, events, and presentations.