The ArtCat calendar is closed as of December 31, 2012. Please visit Filterizer for art recommendations.


Michel Yinger, Another Drink And I Won’t Miss Her


Article Projects at The Realform Girdle Building
218 Bedford Street, at North 5th Street, 212-772-2351
March 22 - April 20, 2008
Reception: Saturday, March 22, 7 - 9 PM
Web Site

In his first solo show, Michael Yinger shows his command of space to explore the concept of “home,” with a personal sense of found materials and abstract political references. Raised in the heartland but a New Yorker since 2001, Yinger often deals with the shifting nature of his residence. His work is often an organizational task that places objects on the floors and walls of the gallery is ways that suggest drawing or painting.

The rebelliousness of Yinger’s gestural refusal of ideas of high and low suggests the gritty hedonism of hipster dive-bars and a range of abuses, such as the gluttony and the pillage of natural resources. Yinger’s instinct for recycling and resistance in the face of American abundance and freedom isn’t entirely a show of youthful rebellion. Yinger’s heroically scaled installations in previous exhibitions have represented things from his autobiography, for instance maps of the United States or Buddhist symbols. Yet his choice of materials that are common to modern life complicates the idea of autobiography by showing how public the personal is in contemporary society.

Michael Yinger was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1973. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Hunter College, NY, New York. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally, most notably with Green Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Midland Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, and Galerie Griesmar Tamer, Paris
Have photos of this show? Tag them with artcal-6759 to see them here.