Karen Yurkovich – Functionally Extinct
September 6 - September 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, from 6-9pm
Karen Yurkovich _ Functionally Extinct

These works continue an exploration of the natural world and the cultural landscape. They also reach into my personal artistic trajectory; reconsidering themes from different moments of my practice.

Functionally extinct is a term which means a species whose population is so reduced that it no longer plays a significant role in ecosystem function. In projects with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Archeologia Arborea, I’ve investigated plant species and how their relevance has shifted and, in some cases, become inconsequential, especially in relation to us. And I’ve tried to do this through art, and primarily painting; mediums which teeter on the edge of functional extinction.

This show constitutes a landscape or the creation of an eco-system, or at least my attempt to create one.

– Karen Yurkovich

Okanagan Lake Disappearing
Okanagan Lake, Disappearing
oil on cotton
2018
51 x 63 inches

 

 

 

Doubting T
Doubting T
oil on cotton
2018
67 x 47 inches

 

 

 

Apple
Apple
digital print on rag paper
2018
11 x 17 inches

 

 

 

Mapple
Mapple
oil on cotton
2018
51 x 63 inches

 

 

 

Extinct Lake
Extinct Lake
digital print on rag paper
2018
11 x 17 inches

 

 

 

Old Growth Forest
Old Growth Forest
digital print on rag paper
2018
11 x 17 inches

 

 

 

Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay
digital print on rag paper
2018
11 x 17 inches

 

 

 

OK Lake
OK Lake
oil on cotton
2018
37 x 37 inches

 

 

 

Profile Landscape after Verrocchio
Profile Landscape (after Verrocchio)
oil on cotton
2018
12 x 11.5 inches

 

 

 

Profile Landscape Extraction after Verrocchio
Profile Landscape Extraction (after Verrocchio)
oil on wood panel
2018
13.5 x 13.5 inches

 

 

 

Verrocchio Landscape 1
Verrocchio Landscape 1
conte and pencil on paper
2018
24 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Fallen Idol after Verrocchio
Fallen Idol (after Verrocchio)
oil on cotton
2018
60 x 60 inches

 

 

 

Cloudberry Map 1
Cloudberry Map 1
oil on cotton
2018
20 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Verrocchio Landscape 2
Verrocchio Landscape 2
conte and pencil on paper
2018
24 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Apple Orchard
Apple Orchard
silk, cotton thread, and watercolour on linen
2017
16 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Copse
Copse
wool, watercolour, and cotton on linen
2017
35.5 x 35.5 inches

 

 

 

The Autistic Brain
The Autistic Brain
thread on linen
2016
14.5 x 12.5 inches

 

 

 

Mallorca Grid
Mallorca Grid
oil on cotton
2018
19.5 x 11.5 inches

 

 

 

Doubting T Landscape III
Doubting T Landscape III
watercolour on rag paper
2018
12 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Doubting T Landscape II
Doubting T Landscape II
watercolour on rag paper
2018
12 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Doubting T Landscape I
Doubting T Landscape I
watercolour on rag paper
2018
12 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Extracted Series
Extracted Series
watercolour and pigment on paper
2017
18 x 24 inches

 

 

 

Extracted Series
Extracted Series
watercolour and pigment on paper
2017
18 x 24 inches

 

 

 

Extracted Series
Extracted Series
watercolour and pigment on paper
2017
18 x 24 inches

 

 

 

Extracted Series
Extracted Series
watercolour and pigment on paper
2017
18 x 24 inches

 

 

 

Cloudberry Map 2
Cloudberry Map 2
oil on cotton
2018
21 x 23 inches