Etty's Studio

by Nick Fyhrie
Etty Yaniv in her Bushwick studio

Etty Yaniv in her Bushwick studio

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Etty Yaniv is an extraordinary artist and friend of mine that I met a few years ago when we participated in the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency. Today, I visited her Bushwick studio to catch up and see her recently completed mixed media work. 

 

a detail of the mixed media delicately applied and assembled into a three-dimensional collage

a detail of the mixed media delicately applied and assembled into a three-dimensional collage

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The photos do not do this wonderfully detailed work of art justice!

Etty has combined her own drawing scribbles, printed photos, and painted and textured papers to create a contemporary urban landscape that is both overwhelming and calm, like being in the ocean after resurfacing from a turbulent wave. This sculpture / drawing / painting / installation does not ask to be anything other than what it is: simply marvelous.