Kennedy Yanko is a sculptor whose practice is built upon paradox. She understands that one’s perceptions are often in conflict with each other, and she uses this tug and pull to drive her work. By moving her body to shape paintings on rubber “canvases,” Yanko pushes the boundaries of her pieces, or “skins,” to alter the paint’s natural dispersal. This physical interaction with rubber heightened her desire to meaningfully come into contact with other material, and has most recently prompted her investigation into metal-based work. Yanko’s work has been exhibited at SELECT Art Fair, Miami, FL; Idiosyncrasy Gallery, New York, NY; Poppington Gallery, New York, NY; Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY; The Paragon Theater, St. Louis, MO; Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA; among others.
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About Kennedy Yanko
American, b. 1988, St. Louis, MO, United States, based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, United States