Yi Gallery

Yi Gallery Representing an international group of contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, sculpture, interactive media, poetry and design.

Installation views:Sun Young KangLibrary, 2024Inkjet print on fine art paper, mounted on wood board12 x 8 x 1 in30.5 x 2...
06/20/2024

Installation views:
Sun Young Kang
Library, 2024
Inkjet print on fine art paper, mounted on wood board
12 x 8 x 1 in
30.5 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
Edition of 2 plus 1 artist’s proof

Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 has been extended to July 12 🤍 Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6pm. Also open by appointment on other days. Please let me know if you’d like to see the show outside these hours.

YI GALLERY, Industry City, Bldg 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Sun Young Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 has been extended to July 12 🤍 Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday 1...
06/19/2024

Sun Young Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 has been extended to July 12 🤍 Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6pm. Also open by appointment on other days.

YI GALLERY, Industry City, Bldg 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Installation views:
Within the void: reaching for memories II, 2024
Inkjet print on fine art paper, stainless steel, metal wire, translucent fabric, wood frame

A collection of small photographs, taken during Kang’s residency last winter at the mansion of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, is suspended from the ceiling and hung on the walls. Inspired by a picture capturing the artist’s late mother almost tied in her bed, all covered by translucent plastic curtains, this project represents Kang’s visual exploration of the room within the mother’s mind during her final years, when she was isolated due to Alzheimer’s and the pandemic. It reflects her sense of isolation, longing, and struggle, as well as the uncertain reality and confusion she likely experienced. Additionally, it serves as a visual contemplation of the artist’s own recurring dreams and the feelings of being unable to communicate, access, or understand her mother during that time.

Viewers are invited to experience the frustration, uncertainty, and inaccessibility depicted in the exhibition. Kang seeks to evoke a shared sense of longing and the desire to find answers. Through the use of curtains, a transparent fabric that adds to the ambiguity, viewers are placed both inside and outside. Together and alone, they become part of the project’s scene, experiencing what others have experienced. As viewers navigate the exhibition, they find themselves in a state of isolation, despite their physical presence among others. They encounter visual inaccessibility and the constant search for clarity. The lack of clear vision invites contemplation of themes such as isolation, uncertainty, and the struggle to understand and be understood.

06/18/2024

In her solo exhibition at YI GALLERY, Sun Young Kang presents a deeply personal and evocative body of work, marking her first one-person show in NYC.

In Memories, Veiled (2024), Kang covers and wraps a series of photographs with semi-translucent fabric. The photograph, ...
06/13/2024

In Memories, Veiled (2024), Kang covers and wraps a series of photographs with semi-translucent fabric. The photograph, as a medium, serves as a bridge for visual interactions. The images were originally captured through the artist’s eyes and are now perceived by the audience through their own eyes. The Yaddo mansion, a recurring motif in every photograph, represents both the private and the public, inviting yet isolating. Laden with a history of grief and loss, it carries the weight of memories and the longing for connection. It serves as a visual anchor, encompassing not only the physical space but also the layers of emotions and narratives intertwined within it.

The deliberate gesture of overlaying photos with organza fabric obstructs visual perception, encapsulating the emotional weight that permeates the space. The visualization of the unapproachable realm of time and space creates a sense of distance and mystery. Viewers are invited to experience the frustration, uncertainty, and inaccessibility depicted in the work. Kang seeks to evoke a shared sense of longing and the desire to find answers. The lack of clear vision invites contemplation of themes such as isolation, uncertainty, and the struggle to understand and be understood.

Sun Young Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 is on view through June 29.

🕐Thu - Sat 12 - 6pm + other days by appt

YI GALLERY, Industry City, Bldg 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Installation views:

Sun Young Kang
Memories, Veiled VIII, 2024
Inkjet print on fine art paper, organza, wood frame
23 x 12 x 1 1/2 in. 58.4 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm

Thank you to all who were able to join us last Saturday! We 🤍 you!Sun Young Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 is n...
05/21/2024

Thank you to all who were able to join us last Saturday! We 🤍 you!

Sun Young Kang’s solo exhibition 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘥 is now on view through June 29.

Gallery hours: Thu - Sat 12 - 6pm + other days by appt
*closed Saturday, May 25 (Memorial weekend)

YI GALLERY
Industry City, Building 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634
Brooklyn, NY 11232


Sarah PaterRiver (sudden gust of wind, relief), 2024Oil and wax on linen36 x 32 in91.4 x 81.3 cm
05/11/2024

Sarah Pater
River (sudden gust of wind, relief), 2024
Oil and wax on linen
36 x 32 in
91.4 x 81.3 cm

Final viewing hours. Gallery is open till 6pm today. + .ze 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘦🌛💫Featuring new work by both artists...
05/11/2024

Final viewing hours. Gallery is open till 6pm today.

+ .ze
𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘦

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Featuring new work by both artists, this exhibition highlights the formal and conceptual dialogue between Li’s photo sculptures and Pater’s paintings. Imbuing mundane subjects with significance, the artists closely study surfaces and experiences that simultaneously embody and reflect light. Their explorations of the everyday share a focus on the minutiae of ordinary experiences, blurring the aesthetics of boredom and attention. The compositions’ first-person view works to activate one’s visual experience, bringing the viewer into the meticulously constructed tableaux: marks on a wall, paper flying in a sudden gust of wind, a glass of water, flat digital screens and an exposed fluorescent bulb rendered sublime. The experience of “looking” has changed in our daily existence, becoming more passive and disembodied in an image-saturated culture. The artists are interested in reclaiming the tactility of looking–an embodied and active experience in our perceptual world.

Regram•  🐦‍⬛  , Grackle (river view), 2024. Find it on Artsy through our bio 🔗Grackle (river view), 202418 x 14 in  45.7...
05/11/2024

Regram• 🐦‍⬛ , Grackle (river view), 2024. Find it on Artsy through our bio 🔗

Grackle (river view), 2024
18 x 14 in 45.7 x 35.6 cm

Sarah Pater’s work blurs the aesthetics of boredom and attention with office-leisure-domestic design, daily experiences, and painting conventions. In each painting, she shifts the subject and emphasis, sets particular emotional tones and utilizes the components in different ways, while maintaining continuity from painting to painting.

Her reductive paintings work in concert with the more imagistic ones to illuminate painting ideas within each in a reciprocal way. These paintings appear together and “lean” on each other for context and resonance. “I often think about the viewer having visual/bodily memory of shapes and colors, and I intentionally repeat elements to create through-lines and resonance between paintings. I designed them to inhabit the same room and inform each other.”

.ze +  two-person show is on view for the final day 🤎 open till 6pm today. Xingze LiUntitled (round mirror), 2024Dye sub...
05/11/2024

.ze + two-person show is on view for the final day 🤎 open till 6pm today.

Xingze Li
Untitled (round mirror), 2024
Dye sublimation on aluminum
16 x 16 in
40.6 x 40.6 cm
Edition of 2 plus 1 artist’s proof

Xingze Li’s work occupies the softly lit intersection between the painting of Vermeer and the photography of Uta Barth. His pictures also possess a discrete, sculpted objecthood. Digitized images of shifting light and subtle color are mounted on floating aluminum panels – a winning combination of indoor atmospherics and crisp metal edges. The internal structure of Li’s photographs has something in common with the seemingly ordinary, contemplative Eastern forms of painter John McLaughlin. This puts Li in interesting territory: he presents a kind of theology of light.

- text by Michael Brennan, excerpt from exhibition review, published in April, 2024 on Two Coats of Paint

Xingze Li (b. 1992, Ya’an, China) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo and two-person exhibitions in New York City at venues including Ortega y Gasset Projects, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Tutu Gallery, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Recent group exhibitions have taken place at the Cathouse Proper and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, and Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Copenhagen. Notable awards include the Marble House Project Residency, 77ART Residency, and Cope NYC Residency. Li earned his bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2015 and received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2019.
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Xingze Li’s work occupies the softly lit intersection between the painting of Vermeer and the photography of Uta Barth. ...
05/11/2024

Xingze Li’s work occupies the softly lit intersection between the painting of Vermeer and the photography of Uta Barth. His pictures also possess a discrete, sculpted objecthood. Digitized images of shifting light and subtle color are mounted on floating aluminum panels – a winning combination of indoor atmospherics and crisp metal edges. The internal structure of Li’s photographs has something in common with the seemingly ordinary, contemplative Eastern forms of painter John McLaughlin. This puts Li in interesting territory: he presents a kind of theology of light.

- text by Michael Brennan, excerpt from exhibition review, published in April, 2024 on Two Coats of Paint

Xingze Li
Untitled (4pm, late Jan., 3rd Ave), 2024
Dye sublimation on aluminum
24 x 36 in
61 x 91.4 cm
Edition of 2 plus 1 artist’s proof

𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘦, two-person exhibition featuring new work by Xingze Li and Sarah Pater is on view for the final day, till 6pm, May 11.

Xingze Li (b. 1992, Ya’an, China) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo and two-person exhibitions in New York City at venues including Ortega y Gasset Projects, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Tutu Gallery, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Recent group exhibitions have taken place at the Cathouse Proper and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, and Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Copenhagen. Notable awards include the Marble House Project Residency, 77ART Residency, and Cope NYC Residency. Li earned his bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2015 and received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2019.
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Xingze Li’s work occupies the softly lit intersection between the painting of Vermeer and the photography of Uta Barth. ...
05/11/2024

Xingze Li’s work occupies the softly lit intersection between the painting of Vermeer and the photography of Uta Barth. His pictures also possess a discrete, sculpted objecthood. Digitized images of shifting light and subtle color are mounted on floating aluminum panels – a winning combination of indoor atmospherics and crisp metal edges. The internal structure of Li’s photographs has something in common with the seemingly ordinary, contemplative Eastern forms of painter John McLaughlin. This puts Li in interesting territory: he presents a kind of theology of light.

- text by Michael Brennan, excerpt from exhibition review, published in April, 2024 on Two Coats of Paint

Installation views:
Xingze Li
Untitled (4pm, late Jan., 3rd Ave), 2024
Dye sublimation on aluminum
24 x 36 in
61 x 91.4 cm
Edition of 2 plus 1 artist’s proof

𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘦, two-person exhibition featuring new work by Xingze Li and Sarah Pater is on view for the final day, till 6pm, May 11.
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Scale is of vital importance in this work. It is taller than the artist herself or an average person. The painting is it...
05/04/2024

Scale is of vital importance in this work. It is taller than the artist herself or an average person. The painting is itself an effect that meets the viewer - an almost overwhelming power. Pastel, a pure pigment and tactile material, becomes very present. The towering scale also accentuates the fragility embodied in the work.

An open-ended rectangle shape appears and disappears at the same time. The intended, specific aspect-ratio of the shape solicits a mystical power in the work: neither too narrow nor too wide; it is slightly wider than the white paper space on each side.

The shape is in a many ways a manifestation of something cosmic. Geometric and mystic. “I see only the poetry, I don really know much about math but feel those rectangles has an aspect of spirituality or transformative existential feelings.” Says the artist, “The open ended bottom adds the same as in the cloudy and hazy ones; either appearing or disappearing. Kind of moving in any direction. The gravity or lifting, hence the super vertical lines, are very important.”

This way, time and the ungraspable, volatile, immaterial elements become an important co-player in the work, where the shifting nuances and feelings are encapsulated as a non-constant. There is also a contrast to the time that is embodied in intense labor the artist put into the making the work: present and physical.

“It is not an image of a rectangle; it is itself a rectangle.”

Installation views:
Margrethe Aanestad
Silent Transition VII, 2023
Pastel chalk on paper, framed
92 x 61 x 2 in 233.7 x 154.9 x 5.1 cm

LAST DAY! Future Fair closes at 6pm. Visit us at Booth F2 to experience the captivating work by Margrethe Aanestad and S...
05/04/2024

LAST DAY! Future Fair closes at 6pm. Visit us at Booth F2 to experience the captivating work by Margrethe Aanestad and Sun Young Kang.

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12 PM – 6 PM

📍Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th Street, btwn 10th & 11th Avenue. A three-minute walk south from The Shed (Frieze New York).

NOW OPEN 🌞 YI GALLERY is proud to present Margrethe Aanestad and Sun Young Kang at the Future Fair this week. Visit us a...
05/02/2024

NOW OPEN 🌞 YI GALLERY is proud to present Margrethe Aanestad and Sun Young Kang at the Future Fair this week.

Visit us at Booth F2

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12 PM – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2024, 12 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12 PM – 6 PM

📍Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th Street, btwn 10th & 11th Avenue. A three-minute walk south from The Shed (Frieze New York).

Gallery artist Margrethe Aanestad makes her New York fair debut at Future Fair this week. Her new pastel paintings on pa...
05/02/2024

Gallery artist Margrethe Aanestad makes her New York fair debut at Future Fair this week. Her new pastel paintings on paper are on view in our duo booth, alongside Sun Young Kang’s sculptures. We look forward to seeing you!

Future Fair, Booth F2

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12 PM – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2024, 12 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12 PM – 6 PM

The fair is located at Chelsea Industrial, 535 W 28th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenue. It is a three-minute walk south from The Shed (Frieze New York).

Margrethe Aanestad lives and works between Stavanger, Norway and Brooklyn, NY, USA. In her work, Margrethe Aanestad aims to carry through a nerve–a personal and visceral presence that allows the viewer an immediate entry into a space of deep contemplation: steadiness, silence and chaos. “It’s about eliciting a sensation that opens up for presence.” Through a ritualistic and meditative approach, Aanestad creates abstract drawings and paintings with the external expression of an inner attentiveness, plumbing the depths of herself and the shared human condition. Her rigorous and spare compositions vary from large scale pastel drawings to improvisational brush strokes on raw canvases. Often subtly referencing the landscape and celestial sphere, her work remains wholly non-representational, transcending physical realms while inviting perceptual encounters.

Please join us for an artist talk this Saturday, 4/27 with Brooklyn-based Xingze Li. We have the distinct pleasure of in...
04/23/2024

Please join us for an artist talk this Saturday, 4/27 with Brooklyn-based Xingze Li. We have the distinct pleasure of inviting curator and artist David Dixon to moderate this conversation. Li will also be at the gallery this Friday. Come by and say hi!📍YI GALLERY, Industry City, Building 2

Xingze Li (b. 1992, Ya’an, China) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He has had solo and two-person exhibitions in New York City at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Tutu Gallery, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Recent group exhibitions have taken place at the Cathouse Proper and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, and Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon in Copenhagen. Notable awards include the Marble House Project Residency, 77ART Residency, and Cope NYC Residency. Li earned his bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2015 and received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2019.

David Dixon is a curator, artist, and filmmaker, he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Dixon is the founding director of the Cathouse FUNeral / Proper gallery project opened in 2013 first in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, then moved to Carroll Gardens in 2017. In the gallery’s ten years of operation, Dixon organized over fifty exhibitions, providing visibility to hundreds of artists. The gallery, conceived as a project space, offered a platform for both established and emerging artists. His exhibitions have been reviewed by such publications as The Guardian, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Artcritical, among others. David Dixon holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Cornell University. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, Fine Arts and New York School of Art.

Painting, figure, freedGJ KimsunkenPainting and Figure, 2024Gesso and pigment on canvas59 x 24 in150 x 61 cm
02/09/2024

Painting, figure, freed

GJ Kimsunken
Painting and Figure, 2024
Gesso and pigment on canvas
59 x 24 in
150 x 61 cm

This monumental pastel on paper is part of our presentation  NOW LIVEJan 23 - Feb 14Delighted to participate in Foundati...
01/25/2024

This monumental pastel on paper is part of our presentation

NOW LIVE
Jan 23 - Feb 14

Delighted to participate in Foundations with a solo booth featuring gallery artist Margrethe Aanestad. You are welcome to view works in person at the gallery. Please contact me for an appointment (M - S).

Foundations is a seasonal online fair curated by Artsy, spotlighting fresh works from taste-making galleries that discover and nurture rising artists. This year’s fair includes presentations from 130+ galleries in 36 countries across the globe, featuring exceptional talents whose practices deserve greater recognition.

Installation views:
Margrethe Aanestad
Silent Transition IV, 2020-2023
Pastel chalk on paper, framed
92 x 61 x 2 in
233.7 x 154.9 x 5.1 cm

Photos by Siv Bugge Vatne, special thanks to Dimensions Variable 🤍

The sun rises.Welcome back + new beginnings 🌅 Annesta LeSunrise, 2023Neon (coated glass, Argon, wire)8 x 44 x 3 in20.3 x...
01/06/2024

The sun rises.

Welcome back + new beginnings 🌅

Annesta Le
Sunrise, 2023
Neon (coated glass, Argon, wire)
8 x 44 x 3 in
20.3 x 111.8 x 7.6 cm

Gallery is open till 2pm (check website for holiday hours). We have a very special gallery assistant today ✨ Come say hi...
12/22/2023

Gallery is open till 2pm (check website for holiday hours). We have a very special gallery assistant today ✨ Come say hi!

Open today! Elizabeth Gilfilen solo exhibition is on view and has been extended through Jan 19. Gallery hours this week:...
12/21/2023

Open today! Elizabeth Gilfilen solo exhibition is on view and has been extended through Jan 19.

Gallery hours this week:
THU 12.21 open 11-5pm
FRI 12.22 open 11-2pm
SAT 12.23 *closed

Check website + Google map for most updated holiday hours



One more installation view  BOOTH A41 featured sculptures by two remarkable artists from our roster, Annesta Le and Kari...
12/14/2023

One more installation view

BOOTH A41 featured sculptures by two remarkable artists from our roster, Annesta Le and Karian Amaya.

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A big thank you to all for coming out to support us  this past week! It’s a pleasure and huge privilege to present galle...
12/14/2023

A big thank you to all for coming out to support us this past week! It’s a pleasure and huge privilege to present gallery artists and at the critically acclaimed fair.

I’m very inspired by the conversations I had with the visitors and thankful for this wonderful opportunity to introduce the gallery program and vision to the Miami community and beyond.

Looking forward to welcoming you to our Brooklyn gallery space. With your encouragement and warm feedback, we will continue to take risk, shape the program and foster meaningful dialogue between local Brooklyn, NY and international artists—carving out a special and important space for minimal, conceptual and sculptural/installation-based work, both in creative production and in the marketplace.

Thank you to the entire team for your tireless work and for for taking such good care of our delicate artwork. And immensely proud and grateful for the two stars and who are the reason for all this.

Thank you, Miami 🤍🤍🤍

🌊 installation views (1/3): Karian Amaya’s special project  Exposed to the outside beach and ocean, Amaya’s copper refle...
12/09/2023

🌊 installation views (1/3): Karian Amaya’s special project

Exposed to the outside beach and ocean, Amaya’s copper reflecting pools are inspired by open-pit mines where copper is extracted - the very shape of the natural landscape the mining industry generates after drilling mountains to extract the mineral.

The salt water mirrors evoke the elemental conditions that characterize bodies of water. The project is a quiet contemplation of the presence and absolute absence of water in the climate. Immediately, one is reminded that we are made of water, and much of life is concerned with replenishing our physical and psychological geography with this extraordinary substance. The idea invites the public to meditate on the transient and transformative nature of water and how these fundamental processes are reflected in the life of one’s own being.

Change is embedded in the sculpture as the work is filled with sea water and is ultimately exposed to the environment. The minerals in the copper pools continue to evolve and evaporate through a process of oxidation and crystallization activated by the water.

These containers function as mirrors: the interaction of salt and water within each container begins a process in which the oxidation of copper produces a secondary crystal called chrysocolla. This, over time, changes the tone of the vessel to a bluish-green range. The interaction of these natural materials progressively and organically create, with a rigorous geometry, different fractal landscapes in each container.

The project also arises from the artist’s ongoing interest and research in exploring the changes in matter and the consequences when matter is being placed in different geographical contexts such as texture, patina and the environmental changes under different microclimates embedded in the process. The resultant pools, each unique, contain a visual memory of time.

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Karian Amaya
Open Sky, Mirage (2023)
Copper, Sea Water, Salt + time
Presented by YI GALLERY, A41

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Gallery is open till 5pm today. Elizabeth Gilfilen solo exhibition 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 is on view.📷 installation view: Trespass 1...
12/02/2023

Gallery is open till 5pm today. Elizabeth Gilfilen solo exhibition 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 is on view.

📷 installation view:
Trespass 1, 2023
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in
76.2 x 61 cm

YI GALLERY
Industry City, Building 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Johann W. von Goethe's color theory states that yellow and blue are the two primary colors, while red occurs. He points ...
11/29/2023

Johann W. von Goethe's color theory states that yellow and blue are the two primary colors, while red occurs. He points out that in living nature, everything that happens is interconnected within the whole. Goethe quotes the poet Friedrich von Schiller: On the horizon, yellow and blue meet between the sky and the earth. Sometimes a culmination arises in the sky, and creates purple. When this occurs and if we are receptive, we might experience a similar revelation within ourselves.

- Text by Arnhild Sunnanå

Margrethe Aanestad
Untitled, 2022
Acrylic on unprimed linen canvas
17 x 13 in 43.2 x 33 cm

Gilfilen doesn’t paint the last painting, but rather the first, with the caveat that this is a productive fantasy. It is...
11/29/2023

Gilfilen doesn’t paint the last painting, but rather the first, with the caveat that this is a productive fantasy. It is a performance of firstness that brings us knowingly onstage. Is “gesture” even the right word? Gilfilen’s marks are gentler than those of Fishman or Joan Mitchell, forming a web that she casts out, assured of its effectiveness in weaving together the picture and its story. The color that lies behind this web, from which her marks grow and over which it stretches, turns out to be wet and mottled solvent, as much a dirty drop cloth as a scintillating mist, as again she raises pictorial alchemy to an urgent pitch, so that in the modernist tradition, it is both garbage and treasure, demanding that we perform the transformation every time we look.

-Excerpt from exhibition essay by Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi

Elizabeth Gilfilen
𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵
On view now - Jan 6, 2024

📷 detail + install view:
Crevice, 2018-2023
Oil on canvas
60 x 54 in
152.4 x 137.2 cm

YI GALLERY
Industry City, Building 2
254 36th Street, FL 6R, Suite B634
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Thank you .art  🤍 Yi Gallery and Thomas VanDyke Gallery both returned to the program roster for their second year and hi...
10/19/2023

Thank you .art 🤍

Yi Gallery and Thomas VanDyke Gallery both returned to the program roster for their second year and hit the ground running. The former, based in Building 2 of Industry City, had been completely blacked out from floor to ceiling for Eternal Current, a solo presentation of Bushwick artist Annesta Le’s new neon works centered on fluidity and dreams. Illuminated by the soft blue light emanating from the neons, gallerist Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh shared that she felt more embedded in the Sunset Park community since her participation in last year’s Open Studios, and that as a board member of the new Sunset Park Wide Open nonprofit, she’s excited to collaborate with neighborhood advocacy organizations for unique programming.


OPEN TODAY 💡SUN, OCT 15 12 - 6 PMFind us in Industry City, Building 2.254 36th Street, B634, Brooklyn, NY 11232Subway: N...
10/15/2023

OPEN TODAY 💡

SUN, OCT 15 12 - 6 PM

Find us in Industry City, Building 2.
254 36th Street, B634, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Subway: N, D, R to 36 Street (Brooklyn)

Sunset Park Open Studios 2023 (SPOS) is an annual, multi-day arts celebration of exhibitions, events and open studios throughout Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Featuring hundreds of participating artists and art-spaces from across the neighborhood, SPOS is free and open to the public. This year, SPOS will be held from Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 15th, 2023. Throughout the weekend SPOS will welcome visitors to meet artists, curators and researchers from around the globe, and experience the beauty and diversity of the artistic process in both studio environments and institutional contexts alike.

Sunset Park Open Studios 2023 is presented by the following partnering organizations and individual supporters: Art Cake, BioBAT Art Space, Context Space, Genspace, J&M Studios, John Avelluto, Makerspace NYC, NARS Foundation, Robert Melzmuf, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Thomas VanDyke Gallery & Yi Gallery.


Beacon (2023), a tall, linear sculpture divides spatial darkness. With two diagonal ends sitting neatly, electrical curr...
10/14/2023

Beacon (2023), a tall, linear sculpture divides spatial darkness. With two diagonal ends sitting neatly, electrical current flows inside the phosphor, mineral-coated glass. Beacon quietly illuminates a corner in the gallery, highlighting a poetic and alchemical dialogue among light, air and architecture. Its warm presence conveys the transformative power of movement and the potential for renewal, rewarding the viewer with a gentle glow that resembles the transient state of drifting in and out of a dream

Annesta Le: 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 is now on view at 254 36th Street, Brooklyn, through October 28.

Beacon, 2023
Neon(coated glass, Argon, wire)
67 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in
170.2 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm

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