UICA Members-Only: Drinks with the Curator, Featuring Kennedy Yanko
Sep 26, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
UICA Members: $10
Join Juana Williams, UICA’s Exhibitions Curator and artist Kennedy Yanko for a behind-the-scenes look at Before Words. Meet the artist and hear her process and inspiration for this original solo exhibition. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are included with admission.
Registration and UICA membership required for entry. 21+
Kennedy Yanko: Before Words
Before Words is a body of metal and paint skin work meant to induce new ways of seeing. If we understand our human inclination and tendency to adopt collective viewpoints, then we can more determinedly decide to refute those learned perspectives and develop our own. Abstraction is the intuitive tool that illuminates independent thought. In psychology, it’s considered higher order thinking—and in philosophy, it’s a means of bringing hyper-focus to one aspect of a phenomenon. Here, with Before
Words, abstraction is implemented in both of these senses: it posits that sensory experiences constitute this higher order thinking, and it focuses on ambiguity as a means to elicit pure responses.