NOVEMBER 2018: YVONNE LOVE
Observation, personal connection, and collaboration are processes that have shaped my art.
I find both literal and metaphorical inspiration in a place as simple as my backyard. We might construct fences to demarcate our private spaces, but are all connected by the ground beneath.
My art explores quiet memories, loss, and meditative states, as well as physical relationships between the body and nature. Growing up with my naturalist father meant being able at an early age to identify not only each species of bird by sight and sound, but also to make connections among migration patterns, hosts, and behaviors. These experiences shape not only how I approach my art, but also the way in which I experience the work while I produce it.
Yvonne Love received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania and her BDAE from the University of Florida. She is an assistant professor of art at Penn State Abington College. Her sculpture has been most recently exhibited at Taller Graphica in Havana, Cuba, Liquid Art House in Boston, LG Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia, Brenda Taylor Gallery in New York, and Sidetracks Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania.