Jan 13, 2016
was born in California in 1975 and raised in Colorado. Now living in Brooklyn, New York, Yellin’s works include paintings, drawings, installation, performance, and sculpture, comprised of clippings from magazines and books, paint and paper. Taken together, his work forms an archive of both gestures and images completely accumulative, yet never totalizing. Yellin archives material/images/gestures by including them in his malleable, shifting subjects, redefining what is “important” (what is thought to somehow define the subject) by including images of all kinds: sports stars, works of art, domestic objects, plants, animals. There is no privilege conferred on one image over another. Rather, they are set into place by an internal logic to each piece that dictates that all images are somehow related within his fragmentary, distended figures. His large glass blocks recall, in their extreme hermeneutical diversity (forms within forms within forms, images within images within images) both a past in which the representation of the human form was art’s most recognizable enterprise and a future in which that enterprise is deeply complicated by the fact that the human form has been shredded, reformatted, revised, redesigned, and made precarious and permeable by technological and ecological shifts. Yellin’s work refers to particular art historical periods, Modernist collage and the redefinition of spatial relations via Cubism. They also evoke science fictional futures in which we cryogenically freeze ourselves to be shipped to some other, lusher world. (via Richard Heller Gallery
Dec 24, 2015
" I am from the Midwest, making my way through life with a pen in hand and a slew of good company. Every Sunday I go to a documentary club where we watch movies and follow them with discussions about theology, ideologies, creativity and beauty. I like going for walks, when the air is cold but your coat is warm, and I know when I get back inside that a cup of cocoa will help melt away the frustrations of the day. I’m in a constant battle, searching for the median between a growing heart and a still spirit. I love drawing, and singing, and I wish there was time for reading, but everything I love seems to be slow and take a lot of time and investment, so I hope someday there will be time for more. My art is primarily about the inter-connectivity of all things, and story, and balance. When I grow up I hope I remember how to be a kid." - Christina Mrozik
Dec 21, 2015
Born in Montreal in 1957, Paul went through Colpron studied theater before making the leap to the visual arts. He began as an illustrator, particularly for posters and magazines. With a few extra classes to learn some of the technical aspects of the trade, it is self-taught. Then one day, in the early 90s, his brother gave him a set of knives to carve that he no longer wants and a pile of wood pieces. Colpron, who never approached the sculpture, immediately begins to work. Soon, one after the other, starting to come out of their boxes to a wooden gallery profane statues that refines and colors realistically. Just completed, the still wet varnish, friends first, and collectors snapped up. Thus, almost spontaneously, began his career as a sculptor. Since Colpron produced from August to December original sculptures per year in addition to answer decorative works orders for commercial enterprises. The majority of his sculptures are part of private collections. Website here.