Thea Yabut -- striations over the lattice site

January 16, 2016 to February 12, 2016


Exhibition Statement

Thea Yabut explores the complexity of identity through drawing. Delicate webs of intersecting lines, fluid passages of pale colours, and swathes of graphite marks push abstract drawing in unexpected directions. Yabut expands drawing’s vocabulary by making her own tools and devising new methods of application. She drags, scratches folds, cuts, erases, pins and scores her drawings to reveal the physical act of their construction while maintaining a cohesive compositional integrity. These sensitively rendered works evoke the varied ways in which the artist relates to the contingency of fluctuating social realities. Historically an ephemeral practice most often associated with preparatory sketches for other media, Yabut exploits drawing’s tradition of marginality and its limitless dimensions and modalities to embody the intersectional aspect of her identity.

Artist Biography

Thea Yabut's recent exhibitions have included LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT in collaboration with Anthea Black at Forest City Gallery and Lines of Necessity a solo-exhibition at McIntosh Gallery in London, ON. She has participated in group exhibitions at ArtLab in London, ON, The Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Art Gallery of Calgary, and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, AB. Her work is part of private collections in Canada and the UK. She holds an MFA from The University of Western Ontario and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She is currently based in London, ON and is the Gallery Manager of DNA artspace.