Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough at Park Life Gallery Oct 4th - Nov 10th, 2019.September 19th, 2019
MARY ELIZABETH YARBROUGH
I’M FEELING EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT EVERYTHING
Park Life Gallery
220 Clement Street
SF CA 94118
October 4-November 10
A new beginning! 2019.75! The future! Dramatic communication! Self inquiry! Top shelf tomatoes! No stinkin’ thinkin’! Being on the wavelength! Taking names! Getting fit! Feeling lit! PMA! General positivity! Feeling feelings in CAPS LOCK! Body heat! Uncanny Valleys! The best of everything, squared! The BEST of everything! Wingdings 1 and 3! Super exceed!
Extending her interests in language, cliche, pop culture, iconography, repetition and design, Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough’s solo exhibition “I’M FEELING EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT EVERYTHING” departs from her previous excavations of semiotics that consider limitations of spoken language and use symbols as proxies for concepts or feelings. The text-based double entendres within this show—all laser-cut acrylic, hand-inlaid “flat sculptures”—blur the already-muddled relationship between lexical and logical structures in pursuit of connotation and codification within visual syntax.
MEY is a San Francisco-based visual artist working across many disciplines in a broad range of materials—acrylic, metal, wood, sound and performance. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as New Langton Arts and Luggage Store in San Francisco, New Image Art in Los Angeles, Kunsthall Fridericianum in Germany, and The Hara Museum in Tokyo, Japan. She was the recipient of Arteles residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland and the 2015 and 2017 San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant.