Kennedy Yanko: 2021 Artist in Residence

November 29, 2021 – October 2022

04 Kennedy Yanko Studio view

Kennedy Yanko is a painter-sculptor and the Rubell Museum’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Yanko scoured scrapyards in south Florida in search of readymade forms ripe for intervention. Her practice is often a mediation on material, which may be bent, poured, cut, welded or softened. Yanko creates thick velvety skins of paint, which she weaves through looming heaps of metal. The four abstract sculptures created during the residency – I am flowerI am water, and I am that –express elements of her lived experiences. 

 

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I am flower, 2021
paint skin and corten steel
115 x 86 x 90 in. (292.1 x 86 x 228.6 cm)
acquired in 2021

Yanko K I am flower 01 300

 

I am that, 2021
paint skin and corten steel
204 x 144 x 102 in. (518.2 x 365.8 x 259 cm)
acquired in 2021
Yanko K I am that 01 300

 

I am water, 2021
paint skin and corten steel
110 x 64 x 50 in. (279.4 x 162.6 x 127 cm)
acquired in 2021
Yanko K I am water 01 300