Kennedy Yanko: 2021 Artist in Residence at the Rubell Museum: Rubell Museum, Miami, FL
Kennedy Yanko is a painter-sculptor and the Rubell Museum’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Yanko scoured scrapyards in south Florida in search of readymade forms ripe for intervention. Her practice is often a mediation on material, which may be bent, poured, cut, welded or softened. Yanko creates thick velvety skins of paint, which she weaves through looming heaps of metal. The four abstract sculptures created during the residency – I am flower, I am water, and I am that –express elements of her lived experiences.