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Stephen Yarbrough is an emerging artist interested in process-based artwork, where the process of making is as important as the end product. His earlier body of work was based in expressionistic painting and drawing of everyday objects, such as cheesegraters, hex nuts, keys and bunnies. His current body of work is less objective and has been informed by the creative, process-driven impulses he witnesses in his two young sons. In his current work, the materials and process themselves have
Whether or not you contemplate the goose, the goose is contemplating you.
These days, meaning and truth is twisted all around. I find truth in materials and in the process of artmaking. I seek creative ways to use materials and make marks. My work is about learning to trust the process of art and the process of life. My work is about the way that the divine universe interacts with us.
2017 BFA in Painting, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2005 MDiv, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN
2001 BA (with Honors) in Peace Studies, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Honorable Mention, for “Once a Cheesegrater,” IDADA Membership Exhibition, Nov 2017
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