KENDRA YEE | Tri
OPENING RECEPTION Friday October 18th, 7-10pm
CollabDrawTalk Friday November 22nd, 7-10pm
ARTiculations is pleased to present Tri, the second showing of 17 year old emerging artist Kendra Yee. Yee’s imaginative mixed media drawings and sculpture bring to life her formative experiences through her own personal dream world.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
Tri is a journey into a dream world filled with strange characters, and a physical environment ruled by shifting tectonic plates.
From a very young age I have always used my sketchbook as a visual diary and over the last two years I have observed that there are a number of figures that unconsciously continue to emerge. During times of transition or confusion, these characters reflect my emotions. They speak to me, helping me process feelings that lead to deeper understanding and clarity.
In Tri, three characters, Devil Boy, Shell Mountain and Goddess move in and out of different worlds. They are represented using a variety of mediums that allow the characters to alter their physical form, signifying the rapid changes that one undergoes during phases of transition and maturation. The Devil Boy personifies curiosity, rebellion and selfishness. Shell Mountain symbolizes confusion, isolation and oblivion. Finally, the Goddess expresses strength and independence. The Masked Figure is their leader. She acts as a guide to help direct characters as they travel and explore.
As the viewer moves through Tri my hope is that they look inside these worlds, lose themselves and form new narratives for these characters.
About the Artist
I am a mixed up child; culturally, socially and politically. Art has allowed me to escape into a surrealistic world where I am allowed to express myself, unrestricted by boundaries or the norms of society. I feel the need to communicate my journey of growing up as a biracial woman. I am fascinated with the construct of culture and in my work I combine elements, symbols and iconography from a variety of cultures to create my own culture and world.
Runs October 18- December 1st, 2013
Earl Selkirk Gallery
2928 Dundas Street West