Robert Yoder JAME6
February 1 to February 28
Robert Yoder’s recent work features mysterious typographic forms drawn and painted primarily on tee-shirts or textiles which have been torn or ripped, then thickly covered in layers of oil paint. These works hint at clothing, perhaps even athletic uniforms, while not quite revealing their former selves. “I grew up in the south and ‘came of age’ during the early 1980’s in a very conservative area. Signs and symbols, from clothing, music, etc., took on another layer of meaning for me.”
Robert’s work is in many collections including Amgen Corporation, Boeing Corporation, The City of Seattle Public Art Collection, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Hallmark Corporation, Henry Art Gallery, Hewlett Packard Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Swedish Health Services, Tacoma Art Museum, and Vulcan Incorporated.
Andrew Rubinstein Static Electricity
January 1 to January 31
In Andrew Rubinstein’s new body of work, stripes become stand-ins for filaments as well as for subatomic and cosmic building blocks. In many cases these marks appear to form a pattern and appear to touch, but they ultimately do not. It is with this vocabulary the artist attempts to represent how he marvels that society, and reality as we know it, appear to hold together. In the current political climate the tension between the appearance of order and its potential breakdown is especially poignant. In these paintings, compositions subtly shift between architectural structures, portraits, astronomical imagery, even textiles. The work approaches the heavy issues of the day but in a playful way.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Andrew received his MFA in Painting from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Since then he has moved around the Midwest, finally settling in Seattle with his wife. Besides being a painter, a worker, and a father of three, Andrew helps manage the family hobby ranch and takes care of all the animals.