Opening Robert Yarber at Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam

30 November 2013

Saturday December 6th, it is time for the opening of the show ‘Panic Pending’ by Robert Yarber at Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam. The show consists of Yarber’s new works on paper. When not painting and drawing, Yarber performs with his noise band, Captain Bob and the Psychopomps.

Born in 1948, Robert Yarber has exhibited internationally since the early 80’s, having achieved recognition through his inclusion in the 1984 Venice Biennale, and the 1985 Whitney Biannual In 1989 Yarber was included in the “Horn of Plenty” exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In addition to being represented by Alex Daniels in Amsterdam, Yarber is represented and shown by the Sonnabend Gallery in New York, where he has had a number of exhibits since 1985.

The Texan artist is renowned for his dizzying large-scale paintings of figures flying in the night sky above glittering megacities. His extraordinary hallucinatory style has been credited as the inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s movie ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and has earned him global acclaim. Combining the influence of ancient pre-Columbian cultures and Mexican art with modern-day schlock horror and comic-strip grotesque, Yarber’s work, at once disturbing and comedic, trashy and mythical, embodies an eternal contemporaneity.

Recently, Yarber has turned to drawing, a medium which, as he puts it “carries less baggage than painting, and offers a strong immediacy”. Galerie Alex Daniels is delighted to present a collection of 20 of his dazzling works on paper, executed in pastel, colour pencil and coloured ink.

The opening of ‘Panic Pending’ is from 5-7 pm at Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam. The artist will be present, so this is a great opportunity to get your books or works signed. A new book of Robert Yarber’s work and an introduction by Herbert Marks will be published by Reflex Editions and launched at the opening. You are all cordially invited to come take a look at these amazing works. See you there on the 7th!

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