Freshly Minted Triggers // Drawings of Maria-Gracia y Navit Yolainne
November Exhibitions at Causey Contemporary
Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce their November exhibitions: Freshly Minted Triggers featuring the steel sculptures of Arthur Medick and Homer Yost: Drawings of Maria Gracia y Navit Yolainne. These two exhibitions will be the second solo show for Arthur Medick and the fourth solo show for Homer Yost with the gallery. Both exhibitions will run from November 19 - December 12, 2010 with an opening reception on November 19 from 6 - 9 p.m. Followed by an artists talk with both artists on December 10 at 7:30 p.m..
Freshly Minted Triggers focuses on the wall mounted steel sculptures created by New York based artist, Arthur Medick. Mr. Medick sees the works as explorations of how individuals identify objects and identify with objects. They are not abstract but definite items of an indeterminate nature. With their creation, Arthur hopes to force his audience to confront the accepted notions of what a steel sculpture should look like and how it should be made. Similar wall mounted sculptures of his have appeared in solo exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, and Berlin, Germany. They have also been included in such exhibitions as Mathematical Instinct at the Tweed Museum and Welded! Sculpture of the Twentieth Century at the Nueberger Museum. Arthur counts playwright Edward Albee and PayPal cofounder, Elon Musk among his many prominent collectors.
Drawings: Maria Gracie y Navit Yolainne marks the first time artist Homer Yost has exclusively exhibited his drawings. Ordinarily he exhibits his sculptures with the occasional drawing included in the show. He says that when Causey Contemporary director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery first asked him to do a drawing exhibition, he felt like he had been asked to take a long vacation on a remote island and do nothing but snorkeling. His drawings come from a highly collaborative process of working with models in this case Maria-Gracia Pendreanez and Navit Yolainne Mean. The drawings included in the exhibition are the direct result of imagery created through movement, silence and sometimes dialogue. Homer has been drawing and sculpting for thirty years. In 1993 he was one of the sculptors who restored the Freedom Statue on the Capital Building in D.C. In 2006, he documented in bas relief the destruction and survivors post hurricane Katrina in Biloxi Mississippi. Homer’s sculptures and drawings have appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the USA, England and Italy.
Both Arthur Medick and Homer Yost will speak about their work, its process and its inspiration in back to back artists talks on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Causey Contemporary. The public is invited to attend the talks as well as the opening reception of both exhibitions on November 19th from 6-9 p.m.
For more information on either exhibition or the artists involved, contact Tracy Causey-Jeffery at 718 218 8939 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org