Saturday, April 19, 2014

MARC YANKUS : The Space Between

The Space Between
New York NY NY
Commodore Criterion
I started to notice Marc Yankus's new project about a year ago.I am very pleased that it is now being exhibit at Clampart. Some art depend on the creation of a complete and believable world, I think Marc has done that.The relevance of these images touches  a cord with most New Yorkers (most people) as we hear of old touch stones in our cities being destroyed or change during the march into the rest of the 21st Century.A litany Rizzoli, J & R Music World, Saint Vincent's Hospital, Pearl Paint almost every parking lot. Some of the time I am lost trying to figure out where am I. New York is a city of change therefore to be New York it has to keep evolving but never have I seen it happen so fast with so much sorrow.I feel that this new body of work by Marc Yankus is a pavane for cities as they .


Back in the 60's when watching one of many musical variety shows a skinny little girl came out stood in the glow of the spotlight and song a dramatic dirge. Her name was Skeeter Davis, the song written 
by Nina Gordon"The End Of The World " There is a mood in Marc images that remind me of such muffled sadness and heart break 

" Why do the birds go on singing 
Why do the stars glow above 
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when I lost your love

I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything's the same as it was 
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does " Nina Gordon

Building Split 2013
Goldman Sachs 2013
Northern Dispensary 2013
Stairs Building 2013
The Space Between 2013
Tower Two 2013 
Pierre Hotel 2013
All Image: Copyright Marc Yankus

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