Amy Yao Exhibition

Jack Hanley

poster for Amy Yao Exhibition

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What does it mean?; Color use in the man-made environment, workplace, industry, hospitals etc. What is it they represent? He said: “Color is like politics.” These religions—everyone has their own physiological, visual psycho-diagnostic testing, art nightmare. I, however, try to under-go ergonomic, neuro-psychological, marketing, philosophy (and psychosomatic aspects of ornithology)— in short the universe! Students, dear honored Birren during the 2nd World War was able to reduce the accident rate in American factories for the guests— Thank you!

The Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, presents a solo exhibition of work by Amy Yao. The exhibition will be comprised of sculpture, painting, photography, performance, and installation. By coyly implicating the obvious, Yao's work constructs a new political framework for our psychological entrances and exits: free standing doors become invitations to both interior and exterior spaces, wood dowels adorned with enigmatic phrases hang as slippery landscapes, and yellow banana and green cucumber fixtures are illuminated in a way that interrogates assumptions and distorts our sense of direction.

Yao layers absurdities with a unique "trial by trial" method and deftly employs a humor that draws from the overstated. Her works, often constructed from mass-produced prefabricated materials, slice the space between us and the uncertainties of the world they potentially open to reveal. Acting as a threshold, they teeter on the fine line between "accurate depictions" of emotive states and those that go "over the edge," into surplus. All in all, Yao's solo exhibition forgoes the desire for continuity and metamorphoses the white walled space into an atmosphere where refigured objects command emotion and provide alternative structures for us to enter and exit; experience safety and insecurity; believe in something and nothing.

The run of the show will be accompanied by a series of performances:

May 9th at 4pm: Amy Yao with Jacob Robichaux in conjunction with New York

Gallery Week

May 23rd: Tyson Reeder

May 28th: Yemenwed

TBA performances: June Fagley, Anicka Yi “Nuts in May”



from May 01, 2010 to May 29, 2010
Special Mother’s Day performance, Sunday May 9, at 4pm.

Opening Reception on 2010-05-09 from 18:00 to 21:00


Amy Yao

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    msophiem: (2010-05-20 at 20:05)

    Saturday, May 22nd at 5pm: Tyson Reeder

    Friday, May 28th at 8pm: Woman merges w Car, Yemenwed

    Woman merges w Car is written and choreographed by Megha Barnabas and Gloria Maximo, and performed by Megha Barnabas, Gloria Maximo, and Melissa Ip. Set design and sculptures are by Shawn Maximo, with a sculpture by Paul Kopkau. Costumes by David Toro and Solomon Chase. Music by Tim Dewit.

    Yemenwed is a collaborative project series, which brings together an expansive cast of artists from varied disciplines. Through video, performance, sculpture, and musical instrumentation, Yemenwed explores abstracted concepts of displacement and detachment, fluid identity, domesticity, and the peripheral. Each project provides an aperture to an expanding visual language of icons, objects, characters, and architecture.

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