Kennedy Yanko | St. Luois, NO, 1988

Kennedy Yanko è un'artista di Brooklyn che lavora principalmente con oggetti trovati e pelli verniciate. Il suo gesto formale verso il materiale è creato da risposte istintive alle forme, ai colori, alle trame e alle dimensioni che vengono presentate. Il suo lavoro riguarda l'ambiguità all'interno della percezione e l'importanza dell'astrazione come strumento intuitivo.

Dal debutto delle sue sculture della serie "Elements and Skin" come parte di una mostra collettiva curata da Derrick Adams, "Hidden in Plain Sight '' (Jenkins Johnson Project Space. Brooklyn, NY. 2017), Yanko ha esposto regolarmente in gallerie e fiere a livello nazionale e internazionale. I suoi lavori appartengono alla JP Morgan Chase Collection e alle collezioni di Beth Rudin deWoody e Helyn Goldenberg. Nel 2018 Yanko è stato nominato "Artist of the Week" durante Armory Week da Milk Magazine e profilato da Vice. Ha esposto in Cry of Victory e Short Walks to Freedom nell'ambito del progetto nazionale For Freedoms di Hank Willis Thomas ed è stato invitato a esibirsi con Parallels and Peripheries al Museum of Contemporary Art di Detroit. Nel 2019, le mostre personali di Yanko includono Highly Worked (Denny Dimin Gallery, New York), Hannah (Kavi Gupta, Chicago) e Before Words (UICA, Grand Rapids).

Kennedy Yanko is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily with found objects and paint skins. Her formal gesture towards material is created by instinctual responses to the shapes, colors, textures and scale that are presented. Her work is about the ambiguity within perception and the importance of abstraction as an intuitive tool.

Since debuting sculptures from her "Elements and Skin" collection as part of a Derrick Adams-curated group show, "Hidden in Plain Sight '' (Jenkins Johnson Project Space. Brooklyn, NY. 2017), Yanko has shown regularly at galleries and fairs domestically and internationally. Her work belongs to the JP Morgan Chase Collection, and the collections of Beth Rudin deWoody, and Helyn Goldenberg. In 2018 Yanko was named “Artist of the Week '' during Armory Week by Milk Magazine and profiled by Vice. She exhibited in Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom as part of Hank Willis Thomas’ national For Freedoms project, and was invited to show with Parallels and Peripheries at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In 2019, Yanko's solo shows include Highly Worked (Denny Dimin Gallery, NY), Hannah (Kavi Gupta, Chicago), and Before Words (UICA, Grand Rapids).

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