Thursday, March 28, 2013

Michael Yefko: REPEAT REPEAT Opening April 6th

Repeat Repeat
Michael Yefko
April 6th  – May 4th
Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 6th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

“Repeat Repeat” is a conceptual installation of sculpture, painting, and drawing that explores the repeating moves made by an artist. Responding to the geometric patterns in movement, culture and environmental systems, Yefko is drawn to the repeating rhythms of life in all its complexities. For Yefko, repeating marks, shapes, and color act as metaphors for breath, recovery, desire, and cultural patterns. “Repeating oneself is as essential as breathing,” says Yefko.

Yefko, who lives in Exeter, RI, has worked as an art educator, carpenter, and artist for 35 years. He is inspired by the everyday sights and events that are found in the space between urban and rural areas of Rhode Island. The turf farms, housing developments, ubiquitous blue tarps, sheds, and clotheslines offer opportunities to talk about living lives in the face of bigger cultural patterns. For example, the tarp is also TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), which is about both loss of home and community and greed in the economic system.

Yefko believes “the challenge for the artist is to find ways to balance a love of the simple fundamental rhythms of mark, color, and shape with deeper meaning found in our lives.”

The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery’s new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend the opening reception of Repeat Repeat held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th.

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