Tales of the Uncanny


Tales of the Uncanny

featuring Sandra Yagi, Marc Burckhardt, Hannah Faith Yata
and introducing Mila Sketch

November 24th – December 31st
Artist reception
Saturday, November 15th | 6-9PM

Uncanny by definition means “strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way” The work presented in “Tales of the Uncanny” represents the relationship each artists shares with the strange, the mysterious. Each expresses their vision drawn from a multitude of perspectives with the intention of taking the viewer on a journey through their unique tale of the uncanny.

SANDRA YAGIis a painter who lives and works in San Francisco, California. She attended the University of Colorado at Denver, graduating with an MBA. After 25 years working in at a large financial institution, she bailed out of her job to pursue a full-time art career. Her work is fueled by contemporary culture, weird creatures of the imagination, and a curiosity for the macabre.

The Release by Sandra Yagi

The Release by Sandra Yagi

MARC BURCKHARDT: Born in Germany and raised in Texas, Marc Burckhardt’s work juxtaposes old world styles and symbols with contemporary themes. As a youth, Burckhardt traveled extensively in Europe each year with his family, a tradition he continues today. Through the study and use of old masters’ techniques such as glazing and layering varnishes, he achieves the texture and luminosity that distinguish his paintings. The aged surface denotes importance and gravity which is then juxtaposed with Burckhardt’s often quirky or mischievous subjects.

Hypna by Marc Burckhardt

Hypna by Marc Burckhardt

HANNAH FAITH YATA: The pictures are forming in my head are ones of domination over nature, the struggle of animals in a changing world, and the effects of a changing world on the animals and humans. Women became the metaphor for mother nature as wild and sexual thing exploited and explored in my work, and animals became the subjects of examining abnormalities and evolution. Taking ideas that I had learned from ideas on feminism, I began to draw parallels in our ways of controlling and objectifying women to how we also think about the earth and it’s resources therein.

Study of a Devil Woman by Hannah Faith Yata

Study of a Devil Woman by Hannah Faith Yata

 

MILA SKETCH: I see and show a whole through the fine details.
I use subliminal manner of drawing and do not know where to lead me my own hand.

Marilyn Monroe's Handbag by Mila Sketch

Marilyn Monroe’s Handbag by Mila Sketch

Some movie stars are just like the stars of the universe, we see their light for a long time after the light source has ceased to exist. MERILYN Monroe’s handbag in the end of 1950’s. The prototype of the bag – Hermes Kelly bag, which had become a favorite accessory of many famous people by the 50-th years of the twentieth century. In the bag we find: books by Faulkner, Rilke, Steinberg – these books Marilyn always keeps with herself for rereading; and being fond of introspection – a book by Freud. Barbiturates: Librium, Nembutal, Demerol. 100 and 50 dollar notes, release of 1950. Lipstick, mascara, powder, a bottle of whisky, glasses, a coke bottle cap, Lucky Strike cigarettes, Chanel No. 5 perfume and a letter from her mother Gladys: “I’d like to have my child’s love instead of hatred. Love, Mother.”

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