Andy Yoder
in a perfect world
may 2 to june 1, 2003
opening reception: friday, may 2, 2003, 7 – 9 pm

plus ultra is in pure ecstasy to present in a perfect world, a solo exhibit of recent work by new york artist andy yoder. presenting a pair of giant licorice sculptures, yoder continues his investigation into the wonderment, fears and unwritten rules that form our domestic environment and our behavior within it through extraordinary twists in scale, materials, and perspective of common household objects.

based on two specific childhood memories-the black wingtip shoes yoder’s father wore to the office and the crock of black licorice his grandmother kept at her house-“in a perfect world” transcends the pop references of oldenburgesque sculptures to explore more intimate realms of memory and desire. as yoder notes in a recent statement about finding his father’s shoes in a closet while a young boy: “along with the armor-like spring forms he used to maintain their shape, they seemed enormous, complicated and impossibly heavy. it added another layer of mystery to idea of growing up:what sort of world, i wondered, requires this kind of equipment?” in describing his choice of medium for this work, yoder notes that licorice, with a flavor that is both sugared and crude, references the bittersweet experience of nostalgia.

for more information, contact joshua stern or ed winkleman at 718-387-3844 or visit us online at www.plusultragallery.com.

andy yoder
in a perfect world
may 2 to june 1, 2003
opening reception: friday, may 2, 2003, 7 – 9 pm

Press

Benjamin La Rocco, "Andy Yoder," The Brooklyn Rail, June 2003

Andy Yoder

In a Perfect World
May 2 - June 1, 2003
Opens May 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

Licorice Shoes

Andy Yoder, Licorice Shoes, 2003


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