Posts Tagged ‘The Hole’

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Eric Yahnker’s VIRGIN BIRTH N’ TURF at The Hole

center: From Here To Eternity, 10 sunset beach towels, 15ft. coat rack, replica of Hawaiian shirt Montgomery Clift wore in 'From Here To Eternity,' dimensions variable, 2012 installation image from Virgin Birth n' Turf, The Hole, NYC, 2012

Eric Yahnker’s current solo show VIRGIN BIRTH N’ TURF, at The Hole through October 6, is a meticulous chronicle of canonical American cultural mediocrity. Walking into the vaulted white squareness of The Hole, I’m slammed from all sides by Yahnker’s enormous images — meticulously hand-drawn, magnified portraits of kitsch. Yahnker takes aesthetically unexalted elements of popular media, elevating the mediocre cultural staple and outfitting it[…..]