Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto): Kevin Yates - New Cast Bronze Sculptures

Kevin yates

October 31, 2009 until December 12, 2009 // Susan Hobbs Gallery // Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kevin Yates‚ solo exhibition at Susan Hobbs in Toronto, features a selection of new cast bronze sculptures of vernacular architecture in miniature. Along the gallery walls, weathered clapboard dwellings sit in silent intervals on an invisible horizon line, creating a suburban landscape caught in quiet repose. Yates has painstakingly sculpted each building as a mirrored reflection of itself as if each one was partially submerged in water. These tiny, hermetic models exist quietly in the aftermath of a larger disaster, becoming impenetrable spaces to contemplate the psychology of this deserted community.

Kevin Yates was born in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1974. He has had solo exhibitions at Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery (Owen Sound), Artspeak (Vancouver), YYZ Artists‚ Outlet (Toronto), ODD Gallery (Dawson City, Yukon), among others. Recently his work was included in Comic Relief at the National Gallery of Canada. As well, he has previously participated in group exhibitions at Jordan Schnitzer Museum (Eugene), The University Galleries at Illinois State University (Chicago), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. In 2007, Kevin was a semi-finalist for the Sobey Art Award. He currently lives in Grafton, Ontario and is a faculty member in the department of Visual Arts at York University.

Susan Hobbs Gallery is open to the public Thursday to Saturday from 13h00 to 17h00. and by appointment. The gallery is located at 137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto.

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