Opening Reception Friday, October 5, 2012
7:00 – 10:00pm
October 5 – October 19, 2012
In partnership with Spudnik Press, Polly Yates, the recent artist in residence at Spudnik, will have a solo show opening in early October.
Yates is a recent transplant to Chicago, coming from London, where she recently received her Fine Art MA at Central Saint Martins. Polly’s project explores themes of desire, abundance and fecundity. In the complexity of the processes inherent to her practice of fragmentation and collage, she references the Baroque, excessive ornamentation and the folding in of the outside
During her residency at Spudnik Press, Yates has been completing a series of large, screen print collages, plus an accompanying series of smaller works. Yates says, “I work in the exact opposite way to most print makers; instead of taking one image and making multiples, I take multiples and create one image. For the Spudnik Press residency, I have been working with processes of doing and redoing, doing and undoing – of showing and hiding. Taking photographed or found images I fragment, distort and weave them into one another to the point of abstraction. By limiting myself to certain techniques, colours and imagery, I am trying to gain as much difference with repetition as I can.”