Joshua Leland Yurges

September 27 – November 10, 2024

Think about it. Everything that ever was on earth is still here—fascinating. The 130-140 million people born each year—all matter, changing shape—a constant evolution of material.

Joshua Leland Yurges asks us to consider two stories in his life: a young person working with his dad, everyday learning carpentry—the tools, the wood. Then 20 years later, working at Whole Foods—in the prepared food department baking bread in hotel pans and baking sheets.

A lady I worked with wanted the food to be cut in the pans the same way, every time, by everyone. After a few people failed to follow verbal direction, she drew a diagram for all employees to view and initial. Three cuts down, seven cuts across. 32 evenly cut pieces, every time. And this was the beginning of a series “32 Pieces of Pie” that I am still trying to get right 11 years later.

Yurges cites these instances because they both help feed his desire to create work that has a repetitive act. He enjoys the meditative process of pattern in the many ways it can manifest; stripes, a series of boxes, making the same cut five hundred times in a row. Life is always providing material and ideas for me to use and expand upon. It is my job to see the spark, make the connection, and explore what could be. Never stop being curious.

The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.


Sep 27 2024 - Nov 10 2024


All of the day


Jane Sandelin Gallery
320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224

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