For his third showing with The Hole in New York opening tomorrow (November 15th), Eric Yahnker will once again present a series of works that are at times darkly humorous, at times unsettling, and oftentimes both. Factory Reset marks the first time we have seen him use sandpaper as his “canvas,” creating pastel pieces that are critique on America today. Covering political issues, pop culture, and current events with expert wit and in combinations that are wholly unexpected, the artist based in Desert Hot Springs, California has once again assembled a […]
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After a showing at The Hole in New York last year (covered), Eric Yahnker will again be the gallery’s focus when Art Brussels opens tomorrow. As evidenced by the work that will be on display, the Los Angeles-based artist has not lost his sense of humor as he continues to navigate political issues, pop culture, and memes with ease (sometimes his best paintings are a combination of these themes). Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Eric Yahnker here.
On October 13th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening a group show entitled Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, a title inspired by JG Ballard’s 1967 essay Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan. Curated by Alfred Steiner (who himself contributed grotesque portraits of the candidates created from pornographic images of male and female genitalia in his typical piecemeal style), the exhibition will be sort of a visual discussion of the historic satirical essay but applied to the 2016 presidential election. Exhibiting artists include Aaron Johnson, Alfred […]
After a showing in Los Angeles a couple months ago (covered), Eric Yahnker is at it again – this time in New York. His show Steve Jobs’ Day Off will be closing it out at the end of this week at The Hole and as you can see from the title, once again highlights the LA-based artist’s humor and love for satire. The new body of work consists of eight new works on paper, along with sculpture and installation that reference pop culture, politics, and quirks of society as […]
On March 12th, fans in Los Angeles are in for a treat as Eric Yahnker will be opening his first solo in the area in nearly three years. Entitled Noah’s Yacht, the exhibition hosted by Zevitas Marcus will feature all new graphite and colored pencil drawings from the locally-based artist. Showing a sharp wit when delving into his favorite subject matters of pop culture and politics, Yahnker brings a special brand of irreverence and satire. This is evident in the piece above entitled Purple Lives Matter […]
Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]
More stories from the week that ended July 12 (click on bolded words for more information): DRAWINGS|FRIDGES (Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Eric Yahnker, more) images at Greene Exhibitions now up. Nicolas Bourriaud fired as director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Major public cultural institutions in Greece to close due to lack of funding. Court stops Lutfur Rahman from trying to sell $26mil. Henry Moore sculpture to pay town’s debts. MFA Boston’s Dress Up in a Kimono event causes controversy for its “cultural appropriation and orientalism“. The museum subsequently apologizes […]
Hailing from Los Angeles and formerly of Seattle, Ambach & Rice’s booth at NADA (highlights here) during Basel Week Miami featured two mid-sized drawings by Eric Yahnker from his Long-Banged Lady series and a large-scale piece called The Good Samaritan. The booth also featured sculptures by Ron van der Ende and Karen Sargsyan. See images of them below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Earlier this month, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened a new group exhibition entitled The Art Of The Joke. Curated by Kathy Grayson of The Hole, the show is a condensed version of a larger curatorial project by Kathy that will take shape next year at her showspace in New York. Spurred on by conversations with artists who did standup comedy as well as many artists who integrate humour into their works, the art show next year will turn her gallery into a comedy club. For now, […]
Last Saturday night saw the grand opening of San Francisco’s newest and very highly anticipated art space, Guerrero Gallery (previewed). Founded by Andres Guerrero, artist (covered) and former partner/owner of White Walls, Guerrero Gallery is looking to break new and exciting ground in the Mission district and judging by opening, is off to a great start. The “Inaugural Group Show” features a staple of AM favorites including Shepard Fairey (covered), AJ Fosik (covered), Richard Colman, Adam 5100 (covered), Cleon Peterson (covered), Mike Giant (covered) and […]