Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough / Lexicon 42
In Mary Elizabeth's words:
"The Lexicon series is made with colored acrylic pieces inlaid in white acrylic panel. Each has a different narrative, though the stories are open-ended. In this work I'm considering limitations of spoken language, using symbols as proxies for concepts or feelings. The pictures conjure up a viewer’s own connotations and relationships to that thing, and viewers’ varied experiences inform how the narrative is changed. Each composition is a ground from which to make meaning. They are inspired in part by children’s classroom teaching tools, pictograms, the game Memory and emojis."
- Inlaid acrylic, framed, 8" x 10"
- Each image is an edition of five.
Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough a multi-disciplinary visual artist with a background in sculpture, music and furniture making as well as exhibit development at The Exploratorium. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she received her MFA in Furniture Design from California College of the Arts in 2002. Her works explore language, cliche, pop culture, iconography, repetition, and design through a variety of media, including acrylic, tape, wood, metal, sound, and performance. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally including New Langton Arts, The Lab and Luggage Store in SF, Deitch Projects in NY, New Image Art in LA, Kunsthall Fridericianum in Germany, and The Hara Museum in Tokyo. She is the recipient of Arteles residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, and two San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Mary Elizabeth lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Find out more about Mary Elizabeth HERE.