This exhibition brings together work by Carrie Yamaoka (U.S., born 1957) from the early 1990s to the present, highlighting recurring themes of (in)visibility and perception across her practice.
It includes the artist’s early text-based explorations and chemically altered photographs centered on obfuscation and erasure, as well as her ongoing work made with reflective mylar and resin. Straddling painting, drawing, and sculpture, the more recent works result from an accumulation of actions such as abrasion and folding, which record and layer information, querying the slipperiness of vision. Across a practice that is iterative and synchronous in nature, Yamaoka revels in materiality, embracing states of transformation and the indeterminate.
Yamaoka has been exhibiting since the 1980s, including most recently in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design and in Greater New York at MoMA/PS1, New York. She is the recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2017 Anonymous Was a Woman award. She lives and works in New York and is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.