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Sea of Water Towers in Snow
Sea of Water Towers
San Remo, New York City
San Remo
The Library's Garden
The Library’s Garden
Urn and Smoke
Urn and Smoke
Carmine
Carmine
Two Trees
Two Trees
Near The Library II
Near the Library
PK
PK
Park on Sixth
Park on Sixth
James Running
James Running
Boy with Sled
Boy with Sled
Little Girl by the Lake
Little Girl by the Lake
Marc Yankus, Bird on Nest
Bird on Nest
Marc Yankus, Bottle in the Woods
Bottle in the Woods
Marc Yankus, Bike Ride
Bike Ride
Marc Yankus, Swordsman
Swordsman
Marc Yankus, Girl in the Bottle
Girl in the Bottle
Marc Yankus, Man in the Bottle
Man in Bottle
Where Stella Lives
Where Stella Lives
Harlem
Harlem
Marc Yankus, Call It Sleep Exhibition, Southwest Wall
Exhibition Image
Marc Yankus, Call It Sleep Exhibition, West Wall
Exhibition Image Two
Marc Yankus, Call It Sleep Exhibition North Wall
Exhibition Image Three

November 3 – December 17, 2011

Opening reception:
Thursday, November 3, 2011
6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

ClampArt is pleased to announce the opening of “Call It Sleep,” an exhibition of new works by photographer, Marc Yankus – – his third solo show at the gallery.

“Call It Sleep” is taken from the title of Henry Roth’s 1934 novel, which centers on the experiences of a young boy, David Schearl, growing up in the Jewish immigrant ghetto of New York City’s Lower East Side in the early twentieth century. Yankus, drawing on his longtime interest in memory, architecture, and the life of the city, depicts moments of contemplation, stillness, and reverie through blurred streetscapes of fleeting color and the occasional figure. Raised in New York City, Yankus is fascinated by the passage of time and the changes left in its wake as indelibly imprinted on the metropolis’ buildings and streets.

In the project room, Yankus presents selections from a recent series of photomontage still lifes that push his interest in collage further than ever before. These works depict intimate landscapes populated by objects and found images that bring to mind childhood, loss, and the experience of memory, which suggest scenes from a surrealist narrative that is never fully explicated.

Marc Yankus’ fine art and publishing experience span a period of more than thirty years. Yankus’ work has been included in exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Exit Art, New York City; and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. His artwork has graced the covers of books by Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth, and Alan Hollinghurst, among many others. His images have also been used for theatrical posters for such acclaimed Broadway shows as “Jane Eyre”; August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; and John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Doubt.” Yankus’ work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Work by Marc Yankus

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