This past week, we made it out to the opening of May 2011 cover artist, Eric Yahnker's new solo show, Virgin Birth N' Turf, at the Hole in NYC. The exhibition featured meticulous, two-foot colored pencil and graphite drawings to towering ten-foot works on paper; from tiny sculptural interventions to massive three dimensional arrangements. One of the most talented drawers we can think of, with meticulous details of some of the most innane pop-culture topics, Yahnker's notes his new works "provides a mad lab where I get to swab the inner-cheek and place under a microscope a petri dish of the contemporary American experience in the shadow of another blisteringly contentious Presidential election, analyzing the gray matter and microorganisms which make us tick as well as the flesh-eating bacteria which plague us."
All photography by Varenka Ruiz/Juxtapoz.
Virgin Birth 'N' Turf
Through October 6, 2012
The Hole, NYC