URI’s Department of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings by Michael Yefko titled “Elleipsis: Falling Short.” The exhibition is in the Corridor Gallery of the Fine Arts Center on the Kingston Campus of the University of Rhode Island, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI.
The Exhibition will run from March 15 – May 1, 2012. There will be a reception on March 21, 6-8 PM for this show and the Banister Society exhibition located in the Main Gallery.
Some of the drawings in this exhibition can also be seen in the inaugural issue of The Ocean State Review. Mr. Yefko lives and works in Exeter, RI. Known primarily for his sculpture installations, Mr. Yefko in this exhibition features drawing, which to him is about “an epic journey of breath and experience, a verb.”
Yefko describes his improvisational process of working the ellipse in his drawings as “a foundation from which to build a pattern and construct something (space or form) out of the (drawing) situations I get myself into.” As a visual artist Yefko is interested in fundamental visual elements like line, geometry, and material that he can create meaning from. He does not intend to illustrate the appearance of the world, but is interested in human ecology.
Yefko says, “I work to bring meaning to my life. My drawings (even though this may seem grand) are a way to live. Drawing in particular is a poetic and sublime process—drawing as verb is investigative, an epic endeavor.”