Tag Archives: Amy Yao

| SSWTR & Friends | Amy Yao in Hollywood

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Artificial Complexion

Co-curated by Amy Yao

November 15 – December 20, 2014

Opening: November 15, 6-8pm with a performance by Marie Karlberg at 7pm

812 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

Liz Craft, Matt Damhave, K8 Hardy, Marie Karlberg, Alison Knowles, Jason Loebs, The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Sean Raspet, Gruppo UFO, Carissa Rodriguez, Kathleen Ryan, Amy Yao






You–country lout–trying to step into tights.

Juggle words–as balls–about feelings–impressions–

such you have–no art!

No rhythm–curves–science–conviction–background–tradition!

Where your circus?

Where do you stand?

What do your words mean?

Never to point–what point?

There is none–carry no meaning–aimed at blank!

– The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, The Little Review 8, n. 1 (Autumn 1921)


| SSWTR & Friends | Amy Yao

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Mathew Gallery is pleased to announce Boom Time Ecosystems, a solo exhibition by Amy Yao.

The exhibition features a new series of photographs of so perceived empty spaces, sites of production. They are raw spaces that once might facilitate our daily necessities, empty structures waiting for their purpose and identity yet to be fully constructed.

Projections of possible future consumerist satisfactions present themselves as cutesy icons on these photographs, they often imply an idea of an insatiable appetite that must keep going.

Like the flow of capital that eats up its own son, their tastiness is manipulative while at the same time abject. Like a cupcake waiting to inhabit your mouth and stomach, flooding your brain with the pleasures of a sugar rush.

Likewise, a set of abraded marble steps at the center of the gallery embody their own future past: Never used, but all used up.

All heavy yet empty shells of something once loved or hugging the body, a teddy bear, tampon and baby doll reflect on the pathos of closeness. These Castaways, found on beaches from Los Angeles to Hainan Island, China and cast in aluminium present the drama of what was forgotten or lost; or the projections we place on them when seeing them floating in the ocean or washed up on the beach – shipwrecked.

Tune in to Mathew Community Radio on Berlin Community Radio this Tuesday, October 21st, at 7PM with special guest: Amy Yao.

Mathew
Schaperstrasse 12
10719 Berlin, Germany
0049 / 30 / 21021921
www.mathew-gal.de
info@mathew-gal.de

| Art | 8th Annual White Columns : Looking Back

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Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual – Selected by Pati Hertling

January 15 6pm-8pm 320 West 13th Street

WORKS BY  ELLEN CANTOR  TONY  CONRAD  MOYRA DAVEY  LUCY DODD  MARY BETH EDELSON  K8 HARDY  LONNIE HOLLEY   KONRAD LUEG   ALICIA MCCARTHY   MARISA MERZ   ULRIKE MÜLLER   NNCK   SENGA NENGUDI   RAHA RAISSNIA   JAMES RICHARDS   ZILIA SÁNCHEZ   ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW   JASON SIMON   BARBARA T. SMITH   EMILY SUNDBLAD   SERGEJ TCHERPNIN   STEFAN TCHEREPNIN   DANH VO   HANNAH WILKE   AMY YAO

PERFORMANCES/READINGS/SCREENINGS ETC BY  EI ARAKAWA, MARIE KARLBERG, ANDREI KOSCHMIEDER   MALIN ARNELL   GREGG BORDOWITZ   MV CARBON, LESLIE FLANIGAN, MARIA CHAVEZ   LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ   BRENDAN FOWLER   NEW HUMANS   JULIANA HUXTABLE   DAWN KASPER   COLIN SELF   STEFAN TCHEREPNIN

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AFTERPARTY AT JULIUS, HAND-CUT FRIES, MUSIC, VIDEO, DRINKS…9pm-closing

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See you there.

| Art | Amy Yao and Rob Halverson

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Amy Yao

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Rob Halverson

Images courtesy of Ditch Projects; Springfield, Oregon

Press Release:

Amy Yao

He can tell from her accent (which is kind acute) that she is a Vowelly Girl.

A little morning sickness on semi-clean, long lines and some more peaky sections. Overcast skies with light/ variable WNW winds. Two volunteers pitch in to help an Oregon Department of Transportation employee clear a fallen tree, and a storm watcher makes like a human parachute. A black spot in the bay turns out to be a surfer.

He looks her over. She’s short and has a nice assonance. She sure is a cipher sore i’s, thinks this consonantal dude, I’ll bet she gives good letterhead.

His initial reaction is so pronounced, he doesn’t know what to say. He is, at present, tense.

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Rob Halverson

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C-O-O-L ART and MISAKO & ROSEN presents

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Bianca Beck
Kristan Kennedy
Chadwick Rantanen
Sue Tompkins
B. Wurtz
Amy Yao
Anicka Yi

December 16th, 2012 – January 20th, 2013
Opening December 16th, 2012 – Sunday Brunch 1:00 – 4:00PM

Misako & Rosen
Kita-otsuka, 3-27-6, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0004, Japan

eye 1, eye 2 seees: Longer than your arm. Charming in its surface. Crooked at its end? Broken? Black Umbrella. Fish scales. Yes, ruffled.  Hook hand. Pokes. It’s as big as the wall, but small like a pencil. Loop. Tubular. Rods. Tube, Tube, Tube, so on. As big as it needs to be, wherever it fits the best. A clear sleeve. No major gaps. Ferrules. Braced against its place. inside? Woman sized. Bodied. A clear sleeve. Pocketed fried flowers, maybe a little greasy. And a strong drink. plastic protection. pull strings, hood, pockets no secrets here Flowers in the neck flowers for the head, tempura oil. crunch. A soft peach. It’s a picture of a woman. Pedestal. A block of wood. A block of tree. Carved, yes. Painted on. Wood on string. Bags. Sticks, Wire? Wrapped/folded pieces of fabric cut. Moving in place. Appropriate amount of silk. Colored somehow. Zippers and pins and text on paper too. One glass, one paper. Small excised circles set at an even distance. On the level. Glued. O. glass and glue. O. Three way. More holes. Double breasted, grey green over black, peach, red. Scraped, pushed, painted, rubbed, average painting size. Modest even. Black pussy. Black background, Pink reveal, v, upside down rain drop hole, brushwork. V. Worm hole, pink blurs black, black covers pink, wet strokes. Wood, wire, mesh some colors. Bite taken. Some colors punctuate, punctured plastic bits, wire armature, wooden base, wooden feet. knots, plastic bag, twist ties, clothes pins, shoelaces dangler. Gesso, indigo, folds and wrinkles. Two large teeth. Crushed canvas, ink, indigo, gesso bits, size of sheet music, higher on the right. Blue jeans. Bow tie. Finger button white ink on washed linen. Finger hole…

http://www.misakoandrosen.com
http://www.c-o-o-l.org