Sydney Yeager : Persistent Memory

By July 28, 2014 February 10th, 2016 Artists, Events

August 29 – October 26
Private Opening Thursday, August 28th 6:30 – 8:30pm

“This exhibition spans the years 2009 to the present, and represents my evolving  interest in  fragmentation and the dissolution of the whole into singular, independent parts.   The idea arose as I visited ancient ruins in Italy,Turkey, Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.  As well as these ancient sites, I find the demolition sites that I pass en route to my studio to be fascinating. Some of the paintings are loosely based on photographs of these sites.  In my mind, there is a connection between these construction sites and the ancient ruins I love to visit.  Both exist in a dreamlike space, neither here nor there, but in between.

In addition, my influences include Italian Baroque ceiling paintings, the preserved fragments of Roman fresco,Italian mosaics, pixilation, and process painting.

These diverse influences hold in common the themes of fragmentation and transition.  The question is whether these fragments are nostalgic reminders of the past, or the beginnings of a new form.  The answer is never clear, and is always interesting to me.”

— Sydney Yeager