12.8.12 :: Busy-Being | 913 E. Cesar Chavez | Austin TX
In his first solo show, San Francisco based painter Yarrow Slaps paints pictures of "disenfranchised folks that most people look down on" and renders them in a glorious and peaceful manner.
With bold color schemes and and an organic painting style Yarrow celebrates the diversity of life and explores his own human nature through the use of acrylics, gouaches, and watercolors. Primitive portraits of gangsters throwing up signs, nuns standing side by side, to grining natty dread-heads, are all beautifully depicted in "People in the Crosswalk." Using raw surfaces such as compressed wood, cardboard, and other found materials, the vitality of his subjects are as alive as the pulsing heartbeat of the city they live in.