Art Southampton 2014

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Dillon Gallery will be displaying six of my new pieces at this summer’s Art Southampton fair. We just finished framing five new small graphite drawings and one 38×50 inch charcoal drawing, and they look great!

The fair takes place July 24-28, with a VIP preview July 24th at 6pm.  The fair takes place in the Art Southampton Pavilion at the Southampton Elks Lodge, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, NY 11968.  You can purchase tickets online here.

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Daphne’s Roots, one of the new drawings that will be on display in the art fair.

Hope you can make it to see these pieces before they’re gone!

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Two new small drawings in my studio

Thanks to everyone who made it out during Bushwick Open Studios!  The weekend was a great success, and it was fun to open up my studio to the public.  If you couldn’t make it, a few of my drawings are hanging downstairs in Dillon Gallery, at 555 West 25th Street in Manhattan, NY.

Thanks to Michael Sanderson for writing this nice profile of my work on the Arts in Bushwick Blog.

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Work in progress in my studio

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Bushwick Open Studios 2014

Next weekend is Bushwick Open Studios!  I am happy to once again be a participant.  Last year was a lot of fun, and with the recent influx of artists to my little corner of Bushwick, Brooklyn, I expect this year will be even more bustling and energetic.  My studio will be open to visitors 12-7pm on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.  You can find me in the BOS directory, along with a diverse group of other Brooklyn artists.  Stop by and see what I’ve been up to!

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For more information on Bushwick Open Studios, and its host Arts in Bushwick, visit their website here.

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Drawing Magazine Cover and Feature

Check out the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of Drawing Magazine!

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Drawing Magazine cover, Spring 2014

 

I’m pleased to have also been chosen as the artist in this issue’s “New & Notable” feature, on pages 95 and 96.

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Drawing Magazine pg 95

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Drawing Magazine pg 96

For more information about Drawing Magazine, including their blog and a link to purchase a copy of the magazine or sign up for a subscription, visit the publication’s website here.

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Pratt Alumni Show Photos

The Pratt Alumni Exhibition was a lot of fun last week, and I thought I’d show you a couple installation shots from the exhibition.  The curation by Honey Ramka was fantastic, and presented the diversity of artwork in the gallery space beautifully.

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Photo courtesy of Honey Ramka

Pictured above: (Bottom left) Janet Kurnatowski, Victim of Your Love, I’ve Fallen To Pieces, wire, resin, plaster, spray paint, hot glue, 61”x21”x9”

(Top Center) Jason Stopa, Sky Door, oil and spray paint on canvas, 6”x9”

(Bottom Center) Chris Arabadjis, Shellicky Bookey, ballpoint pen on paper, 34″x21″

(Right) Leah Yerpe, Volans, graphite and ink on paper, 38″x50″

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Photo courtesy of Honey Ramka

The juxtaposition of these pieces is just perfect.  For more installation photos from this exhibition, please visit Honey Ramka’s website.

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Pratt Alumni Exhibition

My show at Dillon Gallery has been down for a month, but don’t worry!  There are upcoming opportunities to view my work.  My drawing Volans will be featured in this year’s Pratt Alumni Exhibition in Steuben Gallery on Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus.  The show runs Monday, March 31st through Friday, April 4th, with a closing reception at 8:30 on Friday.  Several past graduates of Pratt’s MFA program will have fabulous work in this exhibition, and I am honored to have been invited to participate.

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Volans | 37×49 | Graphite and ink on paper | 2013

This exhibit coincides with Pratt’s MFA Open Studios event, which will occur across campus from 2-7pm on April 4th.  The exhibition reception will also be preceded by a 7:30 POST Pratt discussion in the gallery, moderated by ’10 MFA Alum Jason Stopa, with panelists Lucia Oceguera, Lindsay Dye, and Loney Abrams.  If you get a chance, come on out for an afternoon/evening of great art and conversation!

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus is located at 200 Willoughby Ave, New York, NY 11205.

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Installation Shots of Stellify

Over a week has past since the opening of Stellify, and so far the show has been great.  Thank you to those who attended the opening reception and made it such a fun time!  I am honored to have this opportunity to share my work with you and others in NYC.  To see some photos of the installation, visit Stellify’s showpage on the Dillon Gallery website: http://www.dillongallery.com/exhibitions/current/Leah-Yerpe—Stellify/#0

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Installation shot showing from right to left, Aquila, Columba, and Phoenicis.

The exhibition will be up until February 11, so there is still plenty of time to check it out.

In the meantime, I am back in the studio making the first new works of 2014.  So stay tuned!

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Phoenicis Time-Lapse Video

Artist – Leah Yerpe | Phoenicis Time-lapse | A Film by Jonathan Auch from Jonathan Auch on Vimeo.

This is a time-lapse video shot as I worked on my drawing Phoenicis. The camera snapped a photo every 15 minutes to capture my process of creation.  Enjoy!

Many thanks to photographer Jonathan Auch for creating this video.

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The Cards for my Show Have Arrived

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Stellify show card, featuring my drawing Phoenicis

Here I am holding two cards for my upcoming solo show Stellify at Dillon Gallery.  The card front features my large drawing Phoenicis, which will be making its gallery debut along with several other new pieces.  The show will be up Jan 9-Feb 11, and the opening reception is Thursday, January 9, 6-8pm.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Dillon Gallery is located at 555 West 25th Street in Manhattan, NY.

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Preparing for January’s Show

Here are some detail photos of a drawing in progress. This is the final piece I have to finish for my upcoming solo show at Dillon Gallery.

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Using a mechanical pencil to draw intricate details of fabric pattern.

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Section of my current work in progress.

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Detail of new drawing in progress, still fairly sketchy.

 

 

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