1. Spine ~ Antrim NH ~ 05 February 2013 : source: years of indiscretion
2. Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equatorial America, According to Elevation Above the Level of the Sea. [4000x2810]
And here’s another!
Nude, No. 1 (My Albers), 2010. Yael Kanarek.
wood, the word “white” in silicone in nine languages: Amharic, Arabic, English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Russian
31.5 x 31.5” / 80 x 80 cm
The universalism of Josef Albers’ “Homage to the Square” is examined in Nude, No. 1. It also identifies the body as a space of negotiation located between cultures. Melanin and speech are both physical attributes of the body. Each piece in the series is a linguistic composition loaded with social tension. The underpainting of these works is a pigmented glue that represents a tone that is different from that on the surface. Bleeding into the top layers, this root level of the picture’s composition symbolically acknowledges difference. Playing with the relationship of simultaneous perceptions, these pieces activate a dense system of human struggle that is orchestrated by language, regardless of one’s skin tone. As an Israeli-American, Kanarek’s perception of space is tempered with an awareness how arbitrary borders are. Employing modes of authorship such as storytelling and multilinguialism, Kanarek manipulates the biographical predisposition of a viewer’s associations (which are dynamic). Her work enters spaces of meaning determined by a global network and the negotiation of identity that occurs when confronted by multiple systems.
the artist’s words:
The dry lake surface is like a giant etch a sketch. Any vehicle moving across it’s surface makes a temporary mark.
Weather destroys all these marks, mostly because of rain and the occasional filling of the basin, but also from sun, freezing, wind, snow, etc.
The area is managed the Bureau of Land Management and has a long history of vehicle use.
I do not ask permission from the Bureau of Land Management to make a drawing. Driving is a permitted activity. An agent of the Bureau of Land Management visited us during work on the 2008 drawing and reminded us to have plenty of water and other supplies. We explained our work and showed him what we were doing. He was kind enough to be careful while leaving our campsite and avoided driving over the composition