Carrie Yamaoka – 325 Broome Street
Lucien Terras Inc., New York
September 11th – October 4th, 2015
Opening Reception: September 10th, 6-8pm
Hours: Friday – Sunday 11am – 6pm or by appointment
Lucien Terras is pleased to present a solo project with new works by Carrie Yamaoka. The exhibition will take place at his project space at 325 Broome Street on the Lower East Side. The exhibition will run from September 11 until October 4th, with an opening reception on Thursday September 10, from 6 – 8 pm.
Carrie Yamaoka has been working for the past 20 years in the extended field of painting with a technique of her own, using resin on reflective mylar as a ground. Interested in the possibilities that the malleability of materials present, she distances herself from traditional painting media, working flat all around the piece in an immersive and physical relationship with the object.
In this exhibition, Yamaoka revisits several older unfinished or unresolved pieces that she felt compelled to hold on to and has arrived at ways to work back into her matrix of error and intention. Mining the abandoned work and exploiting its inherent faults, she breaks, peels and re-organizes the objects within the intimate project space, creating an environment with leaning pieces and cast resin floor objects. Within this fluid framework she will also exhibit a group of new wall pieces.
Yamaoka is interested in the topography of surfaces, the tactility of the barely visible and the chain of incidents that determine the outcome of the finished object. The viewer is placed at the intersection between the record of chemical action/reaction and the desire to apprehend a picture emerging in fleeting and unstable states of transformation.
Carrie Yamaoka lives and works in New York. She has been exhibiting in both the United States and in Europe since the 1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include Are You Experienced? at PK Shop/Paul Kasmin Gallery last year and stripped. striated. poured at Storefront Bushwick in 2013. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Mannheimer Kunstverein, CAN Neuchatel, MMKA, The Wexner Center, the Albright-Knox, Mass MOCA and Artists Space; and is included in major museum collections including The Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.