6, rue Saint Ulric, Luxembourg-Grund (2651)
Exposition du 22.09.2022 au 29.10.2022
Guided visit in English by Audrey Bossuyt and the artist
This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, which follows his first solo museum exhibition ‘Our Labour’ at The Wellin Museum in Clinton NY.
Yashua Klos was born in 1977 in Chicago, Illinois and lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a visual artist who employs a unique process of collaging his own woodblock printed textures to engage ideas about Blackness as an adaptive material for survival strategies. Klos’ work has been shown in museums and galleries across the states and internationally,
Klos, has recently reconnected with the patrilineal side of his family through a DNA test only four years ago. Klos’ employs a unique process of constructing collages made of his own woodblock prints to mine his family history through portraiture. Like many African American families – Klos’ family moved from the South during the Great Migration, for jobs in Detroit’s Auto plants. The city grew quickly- propelled by its Black population. The demand of capitalism would soon ship these same jobs over-seas; downsizing Detroit’s factories and abandoning this work force. Today, the city’s abandoned buildings and land plots are being reclaimed by the weeds and wildflowers native to Michigan prairie land.
Klos employs images of these wildflowers as reference to that same sprawling migration, and to the resilience of the Black population who built the American Midwest through industrial labor. Conversely, Detroit also has many well-maintained landmark buildings in the Art Deco architectural style that arose during the city’s industrial growth. Klos references the city’s once ambitious identity through Art Deco design patterns, which haunt the pictorial space from the background, and often appear impressed upon the faces of his portrait subjects.....
Bärbel Aubert will welcome the Amis des Musées for this Midi de l'Art.
VERY IMPORTANT : Participation to the activities proposed by the Amis des Musées is essentially reserved to the members of the association.