| Kevin Yates
Usher the Fall of the House
12 September to 12 October 2013
Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 12 September
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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