Sound Perception


Sound Perception is a one-night performance by the artist Sam Vernon in collaboration with Lizzy DeVita. The performance will run in coordination with DeVita’s exhibition as a reaction to the artist’s preformed concepts around home, identity and instability. Vernon will be guided by experimental sound, further exploring the sense of claustrophobia present in the exhibition and respond to the space itself.


Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with the Seattle Art Museum, Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine, Farmington, MoCADA, or the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn.


Lizzy De Vita’s practice focuses on how the formation of our many selves, triangulated through our relationships with others, is alarmingly illogical ­­ yet also creative of profound, inarticulable empathy. Her work focuses on how individual identities shift, bloat or dissipate through physical, situational, linguistic and psychological collisions.

Raised in Pittsburgh, Lizzy received a BA from Barnard College in English Literature and Art History (Visual Arts Concentration), and more recently an MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art. She has exhibited works in many venues in the US, including The Andy Warhol Museum, The Invisible Dog, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Barnard College, and The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


Adriana Pauly is a German curator and art writer based in New York. In her curatorial as well as her writing projects she esteems to promote art made by female artists as well as harboring a special interest in Latin American art. Her writing has been published by Missy Magazine in Germany, Autre magazine, Artreport and the Oxford University Press.



THE CHIMNEY NYC is an exhibition and performance venue promoting local & international artists. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s creative scene, the venue plays on the rawness of its industrial architecture. All works are commissioned to interact with the space, creating immersive environments and interactions with the viewers. In addition to its permanent exhibition space, The Chimney is developing offsite installations and exhibitions in the United-States and in France. The Chimney NYC works in synergy with Livestream Public, an event and educational space committed to engaging the local community by encouraging the growth of technology, artistic expression, and development in design and production fields.