Western Exhibitions is thrilled to present Jade Yumang’s first solo show with the gallery, Open House Spatter. Yumang marries sculptural craft and literary appropriation by working from two 1964 articles on homosexuality and relating them to the gendered site of suburban living in the mid-20th century.
Using monochromatic colour schemes and gay spatter patterning, Yumang recreates materials and objects that reference domesticity. Fabric-stuffed hands, arms, legs, and feet swell and curve to interact with textile versions of everyday household objects and attire. In seemingly innocuous sculptures, creeping limbs reach, encircle, and become entangled in the artist’s domestic constructions, separating the idea of queerness form a purely sexual state (as often dramatized and stigmatized in mass media) and instead, asking questions about everyday life in North America.
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Image: Jade Yumang "Riverside Sand No. 747," 2021. Archival ink on cotton, wallpaper, batting, cotton, fiberfill, dye, binder's board, aluminum wire, acrylic nails, pine, basswood, oak, and hardware. 39h x 30w x 5 3/4d in.