Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Will Yackulic: Focused Aggregate Intensity, an exhibition of drawings and paintings. This is his first solo exhibition in New York.
Using a typewriter, gouache, watercolor and India ink, Yackulic builds systems of information accretion. Punctuation marks and simple geometric forms are combined to create multifaceted patterns that vibrate with optical intensity.
Like snow on an old TV screen, the typewriter marks are a visual jumble, a chaos of uniformity. From red or black typewriter ribbons, thousands of marks create fields that radiate in concentric circles or undulate in waves. Floating in this indeterminate space are spheres that are constructed of triangle shapes, appearing three dimensional, like planets in a galaxy or untethered geodesic domes.
In Opulence & Intention, a sphere hovers mid air, casting a shadow, or reflection, against the typed ground. A wave ripples gently below. The scale is uncertain and the objects defy any spatial categorization. Outpost I is a circular painting on panel, four feet in diameter. Constructed of multicolored triangles, it is a much larger version of the spheres found in the drawings. It is structured and free floating, an engineered object that is simple, yet complex and mysterious.
Will Yackulic has had solo exhibitions at Gregory Lind Gallery and Adobe Backroom Gallery, San Francisco. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally, including fa projects, London. His work has been featured in publications such as Modern Painters, Artforum and Art Monthly. He received his BFA in Painting from the State University of New York, Purchase. Yackulic lives and works in New York.