Tim Yankosky

Materials are often the driving force and inspiration behind the works of art that I create. I have always been drawn to the functional wear and patina of vintage and found objects. Recently, vintage measuring tapes and their cases have captured my attention and I enjoy the challenge of repurposing these old objects for a journey in which they were never intended for. I create a new environment for these objects to “live on” in a new form of being, by way of contemporary works of art. I hopefully impart to them longevity, by featuring them in this unsuspected new function.

My works of art are often derived from my tempestuous childhood and the feeling of being trapped in circumstances that I could not escape from. Often I am telling a personal narrative that plays out in my head while creating. In this latest series, working predominantly with measuring tapes, I am dealing with my own issues of being “measured” and judged by others.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Solo Show, Forre Fine Art, Aspen, CO

2016
Redefined, IMA Gallery, Seattle, WA
Words,Numbers and Symbols, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL

2015
The Circle Square Game, Visual Arts Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua,NY
2 Man Show, George Billis Galley New York, NY
Where the Boys Are, Forre & Co. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Untitled Solo Exhibit, George Billis Gallery, LA, California

2014
Two man show, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Measuring Up, Forre Fine Art, Aspen, CO
Red Dot Art Fair
Context Art Fair
Scope Art Fair
Palm Springs Art Fair

2013
Red Dot Art Fair
Palm Springs Art Fair
Houston Fine Art Fair
CONTEXT Art Fair
Untitled Solo Exhibit, George Billis Gallery, LA, CA
Untitled Exhibit, Essex Gallery, Essex, CT

 

2012
Red Dot Art Fair Miami
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
artMRKT San Francisco
SF Fine Arts Fair
Multiple Measures, Solo Show George Billis Gallery, New York NY

 

2011
ArtNow Fair Miami Beach
Red Dot Art Fair Miami
Group Show, Ellen Charapko Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
Measure for Measure, George Billis Gallery, LA, CA
The Man Show, Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Art Chicago
Red Dot Art Fair NYC
SF Fine Art Fair
LA Art Fair
artMRKT San Francisco
Red Dot Air Fair, Hang Gallery, Miami, FL
Drastic Measures, Solo Exhibit, Ellen Charapko Gallery

    Vintage measuring tapes and nails on panel 30″ x 30″ x 2.25″ ...

    Vintage measuring tapes and nails on panel 18″ x 18″ x 2.25″ ...

    Vintage measuring tapes and nails on panel 48″ x 17″ x 2.25″ ...

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