Barbara Davis Gallery proudly announces the inaugural solo-exhibition for Jason Yates, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, opening Saturday, May 12, 2012, with an artist's reception from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Yates marks his first solo-exhibition in Houston with a new series of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific works. Yates' meticulous and nuanced work traffics in the vocabulary of control and our preoccupation with time; in the marking of the beginning and the projecting of the end. Yates is interested in the space that exists between these moments. His meticulous paintings use repetition to explore the abstract space where our concept of linear time breaks down, is resurrected, and breaks down once more. The constant repetition of line and pattern act as a way to mark the passage of time, to meditate the ebb and flow of action and inaction. Reinforcing this idea, areYates' "Monk Box" sculptures. His series of simply constructed boxes work in concert with the paintings. Where the paintings meditate the passage of time, the boxes become the place of meditation. Yates' site-specific installations become three-dimensional manifestations of his paintings with each element acting as a sculptural tick marking a continuous, irregular cycle.