opening September 12th: Kevin Yates

Susan Hobbs
Kevin Yates
Usher the Fall of the House

12 September to 12 October 2013

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 12 September
from 7 to 9 p.m.

Kevin Yates explores the uncanny within the familiar with a deft yet simple motif: the mirrored double. Previously, Kevin’s models of abandoned houses and ships were mirrored along horizontal axes, appearing as if they were half-submerged underwater. For this exhibition, Usher the Fall of the House, Yates refers to Edgar Allen Poe’s story, The Fall of the House of Usher to present a number of works that allude to Poe’s theme of haunting and doubling within a domestic interior. Working with his brother, the experimental filmmaker Robert Yates, Kevin presents wallpaper that twitches with animated birds, a pair of dressers impossibly stacked end over end, and an abandoned interior that appears to succumb to a flood. The effect is destabilizing and unsettling, not simply the effects of paranormal activity (as in the House of Usher) but a projection of some inner anxiety or trauma.

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Susan Hobbs Gallery
137 Tecumseth Street
Toronto, Canada M6J 2H2

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