Bruno David is pleased to present Steamroller Collaborations, a collaborative exhibition by Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Vicky Tomayko. This will be Dubinsky’s fifth exhibition with the gallery and Tomayko’s first. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the works with an exhibition history and bibliography.
While participating in a public arts event in Truro, Massachusetts, artists Dubinsky and Tomayko each made stencils, then together they combined the stencils, alternately inking them and using them to resist the ink, and placed them on a concrete surface to be pressed by a steamroller. Both artists felt that the initial results needed additional work and, in an almost humorous and fearless attempt to both aid and salvage the work, they continued working. The one-day project launched a vitalized collaboration to create new monotypes and collages.
The collaboration gained increasing momentum when relocated to Dubinsky’s studio. There the partnership continued over the course of several months, using a 38-inch press, a range of paper, additional stencils, and inks. The joint work culminated in this series. Steamroller Collaborations was initially exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY in March and April of 2019.
Though abstract, it is inspired by the trails and beaches of Cape Cod’s National Seashore where the two artists live and often walk together. In this body of work Dubinsky and Tomayko make certain apparent observations on nature, color, shapes, and atmosphere. Issues regarding their collaboration itself, politics, the global environment and its discontents, are more subliminally present.
Yvette Drury Dubinsky is based in Truro, MA, St. Louis, MO and New York City. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, before attending what is now the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, where she received an M.F.A. in 1990. In 2018, she had a solo exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Her work is in the public collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Margaret Harwell Museum, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and has been a part of the Art and Embassies program of the United States Department of State.
Vicky Tomayko, based in Truro, MA, is a former Fine Arts Work Center (in Provincetown, MA) fellow and manages the print studio there. She is the recipient of two Ford Foundation grants and has an MFA from Western Michigan University. Her most recent exhibition was at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown in Summer, 2018. Her work is part of the public collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.