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Jo Yetter, Pause, 2016

Monday, March 20, 2017

Jo Yetter: Dripping Faucets Are My Metronome

Jo Yetter: Dripping Faucets Are My Metronome
Art Lab through March 30

Jo Yetter is a Toronto-based artist who explores space, interpersonal relationships, identity and growth through printmaking, book art and installations.

“I like to say I work with space,” they said. “I make books but they are spaces to inhabit.”

Yetter is using their month in the RMG’s Art Lab to explore and to encourage discussion.

“I just want to use this space to experiment. I want to experiment with the narrative quality of objects, because they house people.

“I’m trying to make sense of people being transient in our lives.”

Yetter said they are concentrating on creating, not in making finished art works.

“It’s nice to not be so wrapped up in making something.”

They said when creating finished works, “I don’t let myself be as free as myself. “

They are also seeing themselves as part of the work.

“I really want to have the hand be a part of objects, as a way to insert my own visual poetry in this.”

These creations are installed on shelves in the Art Lab and Yetter hopes to start discussions about these. Gallery visitors are invited to bring in their own objects for discussion.

The works Yetter creates in the Art Lab will likely end up in future finished works, they said.