STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
Worldwide

McMurtrey Gallery

Exhibition Detail
The Pleasure of Ruins
3508 Lake Street
Houston, Texas 77098


February 16th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
 
, Sydney Philen YeagerSydney Philen Yeager
© Courtesy of the artist & McMurtrey Gallery
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcmurtreygallery.com/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@mcmurtreygallery.com
PHONE:  
713.523.8238
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
> DESCRIPTION

Sydney Yeager's new series of paintings investigates the concept of ruins both ancient and contemporary through the materiality of oil paint. Each painting unearths a complex layering of color and form that simultaneously reveals ephemerality and timelessness:

"These paintings reflect the influence of both demolition sites and the ancient ruins I have visited.  Some elements are loosely derived from photographs I have taken of demolition sites.  There are "holes" in the forms of some of the of the paintings. In others, linear elements act as frail scaffolding holding the forms in suspension. In some paintings, the forms are piled together in a heap, like the debris from a wrecking ball or rubble from an excavation.

Ancient ruins and demolition sites seem to me to be dream- like places, in between here and there, each in the process of becoming something other than what it had been. Each is in transition. Each is fragmented. In their own random way, the demolition sites are as beautiful as the carefully preserved ruins.  That they are ephemeral makes them as poignant as the ancient sites.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.