"UNMUSEUMed", by November Artist-in-Residence Yarrow Slaps
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Yarrow Slaps, Shop Life, 2015. Acrylic, dry pigment, and spray paint on wood panel, 11 x 14 in.
Kimball Education Gallery
November 4–29, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, November 27, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments
For his one-month residency, Yarrow Slaps engages museum visitors with stories and tableaus of what it was like for him to grow up in San Francisco. As a young person, Slaps observed the cultural fabric of the city from many different angles, and he applies these various perspectives to his body of visual work and to his many musical recordings and mixtapes. His work often explores social, racial, and class issues in American society.
Yarrow Slaps is a figurative artist and hip-hop performer who was born and raised in San Francisco. Coming from an artistic family, he was surrounded by a wealth of underground culture in the Bay Area, from hip-hop to the Mission School. He studied at City College of San Francisco and began expressing himself first through creating music, and subsequently through painting and drawing. Combining high and low culture, his paintings, installations, and photographs depict urban influences. Slaps has exhibited his work at New Image Art and Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles and the Luggage Store Gallery, Guerrero Gallery, and RVCA in San Francisco.
The Kimball Education Gallery is located in the free zone of the museum; no tickets are required. Please drop by any time during open hours.
Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. A discounted $15 ticket is required to visit the special exhibition galleries.
Contact InformationMitzi Mathews
Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.