Gallery 21



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Max Yawney Disparation

  • Gallery 21 115 West 21st Street Norfolk, VA, 23517 United States (map)

Join us for the Opening Reception of our next exhibit, 
Saturday, October 6th
Disparation, Featuring: Max Yawney

Artist's Statement

This project presents two disparate elements in an effort to provide an untenable  and  thus an unclosing situation for the viewer. The distinction between the two elements (paintings, photographs, sculptures, etc...) is crafted in a manner similar to writing a poem or a song. A poet can struggle with the word to word connections similar to a composer placing note after note in succession. The particular qualities of each element, size, imagery and materials are assigned so as to temper each element against the other, ultimately yielding a particular aesthetic experience.  The intention is produce a situation rather than a supposition as in picture based works, where in the viewer says “ oh I see that’s supposed to be a landscape”.  The works I’m producing are not referring to anything outside of the placement of the two works -the situation of two images presented. 

The use of distinction as the subject matter aligns the artwork with the context of the viewer in that we function based on our continual stream of perceptual discernment of the distinctions in the world around us. Our intellectual development is an amalgamation of these distinctions, thus the platform for understanding that which we are currently experiencing is linked to the context of our lived experience.

Earlier Event: August 25
The Life of Color
Later Event: March 16
Cosmic Debris