“Noah’s Yacht”by Eric Yahnker
March 12 – April 30, 2016
Take a deep healthy breath at Yahnker’s exhibition!
Excellent installation of quite funny/subversive drawings by LA-based artist Eric Yahnker. The large-scale color pencil drawings of iconic people from Politics, Movies Industry or Music are surrounded by Alohe sanitizers from ground to ceiling. It gives literally an extraordinary physical sensation of breathing and the lecture of the art becomes obvious: yes subversive is 1°/necessary and 2°/ necessary.
At the question, for I-D magazine, Why make works that make you uncomfortable? Eric Yahnker answers:
I think it’s a good thing. If I’m not making myself uncomfortable now and again, then I’m not doing my job. I’m not interested in egregious shock-bait, but I also never want to shy away from heavy subjects and I intend for my work to serve as a mirror reflection or Rorschach test of individual viewers, rather than just be purely didactic.