LACE auction this year was a blast. Pieces went for cheap... a Mike Kelley for only 3K, a Richard Jackson for about the same, Raymond Pettibon for a mere $4000. You missed it. And the liquor was flowing. Copious vodka drinks. Even the bartenders ended up sloshed.Read More
Jason Yates’ work is an enigma I did not fully appreciate at first, but I kept
coming back and reading more about his process and the ideas behind
his drawings and sculptures, which finally won me over. I find that art I
come to enjoy over time tends to impact me the most.
"Jason Yates’ abstract paintings seem to be of two minds"Read More
Cross-hatched marks on canvas, plastic sheeting, walls and wallpaper … leaf-shaped, inked- and painted-upon flaps that lift to reveal flashes of gold and silver Mylar … oversized Monk Boxes big enough to double as benches or coffee tables. These are just some of the disparate elements that Detroit-bred, L.A.-based conceptual painter Jason Yates interweaves into his bold yet meditative installation at Barbara Davis Gallery (through June 30). The former student and one-time studio assistant of Mike Kelley, Yates makesart that’s about a new way of looking. Defying conventions, Yates’ crisp black-and-white canvases, wild wall works and huge ebony hued boxes are enlivened by a nifty pair of paintings in optimistic shades of Pepto pink and tangerine. We’re mad for this show.
Jason Yates has lowered the volume on his art.Read More
"Religious orders or art-world sects—are they really so different?"Read More
Yates’s new work has its hand on the pulse of another, perhaps deeper brand of LA art that bridges an unwieldy and wonky enthusiasm with more engaged concerns about humanity’s place inside systems, the complexity of the painting surface and how to handle a historical legacy of scepticism without falling into despair.Read More
"Yates’ work for the series is beyond epic"Read More
"Yates blurs the boundaries between high and low art, making the art world’s obsession with cultural elitism seem prosaic and stifling"Read More
"What’s most attractive about these works is their obsessiveness."Read More
"Yates has learned from the dumb replication possibilities of a Xerox machine."Read More
BROOKLYN - A survey of Los Angeles based artist Jason Yates' influential series Fast Friends, Inc. will be exhibited in New York CityRead More