I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
DAVE YOAS Individually Twisted
Appropriately Socially Distanced Artist's Reception Saturday, June 5th from 1 - 4 pm Meet the artist and see the work in the Real!
Dave Yoas, Jungle Bettys, tin collage, 31" x 26" x 5" Photo by Philip Cohen
May 28th - July 10th
Open Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 pm masks required in the gallery
Transmission Gallery is pleased to present Dave Yoas: Individually Twisted; see it IRL through July 10th.
Yoas is not shy about tweaking potentially loaded subjects or venturing into raucous territory in these wildly imaginative and colorful cut tin collage pieces. The work invites a careful viewing to take in the complexities, revel in the imagery and discover the hidden surprises. Of special note is So Shoot Me, an extravagant lighted 3d cut tin shooting gallery piece, reminiscent of carnival shooting galleries, chock full of heroes, villains and sidekicks. Richly evocative, this piece sets up a fascinating sense of glee, counterbalanced with the discomfort of recognizing historic paragons of virtue lined up with the world's worst villains as equal opportunity targets, just for fun. That kind of edge runs throughout the exhibition, holding the work open to layers of meaning; everything is not as it seems at first glance.
Josh Katz recently finished an 11 ft. mural out on the Transmission Gallery deck. Stop by Transmission to check out Self Portrait inLipstick and Leather in its larger than life glory. Plus, there's more to see in the Transmission Gallery Artists Showroom, including recently delivered pieces by Suzanne Long and Garry Knox Bennett.