PLAySPACE presents, Skeleton: Calder Yates

February 10–March 7, 2012

Free and open to the public
During the Skeleton exhibition series, gallery hours will be held Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m.

Skeleton is an exhibition program for PLAySPACE that offers three artists from Bay Area MFA programs a solo exhibition in the PLAySPACE storage closet. Chosen for their ability to counter certain constraints, artists respond via installation in the space of a storage closet temporarily repurposed as a fully functioning gallery.

Calder Yates is an emerging San Francisco artist (by way of Florida) currently pursuing his MFA at California College of the Arts. His work deals in tensions -- the tension of a chair being held together against its own inertia, or the moments between two persons either wrestling or sharing an intimate embrace. The work is often serious, addressing ideas of repair and compromise, but made lighter and more digestible through a neon color pallet or mode of display.


PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present exhibition programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.