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Irene Yesley

Introducing Irene Yesley of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Irene describes herself as a geometric abstract minimalist, designing flat, hard-edge patterns against a relatively flat background.Physical textures, such as brush strokes, play a minimal role to the interplay of positive and negative shapes, and the emotional impact of color.

Irene describes her journey:

I earned an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University. After graduation, I bought two floor looms and started making rugs and tapestries. Eventually I grew frustrated with the restraints of weaving, the warp and the weft, and especially the fact that I could never change anything, so I sold my looms and started down the path of rediscovering what kind of artist I wanted to be. I attended Haystack School of Arts and Crafts in Maine, where I was fortunate enough to have Warren Seelig as my instructor. He opened the door to all sorts of materials and experimentation.

Since then I have used pencil, pastel and oil stick on paper, done reverse painting on Plexiglas, acrylics on wooden panels and gesso board and now I have returned to painting on layers of Plexiglas and stacking them to make 3 dimensional paintings.

The outdoors is the biggest influence on my work. The first landscape I knew was Spokane, Washington, where I grew up. That was followed by the cactus of Arizona for 5 years, the urbanscapes of Boston and Washington, DC, the chaparral of Topanga Canyon, and 22 years in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For six years until 2004, we had a condo in Kas, Turkey, on the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean, where I spent six months a year.

Now I live on an island across the sound from Seattle in a temperate rainforest. Without even being aware of what was happening, each new location has changed the shapes and colors in my work.

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IRENE YESLEY: Coalesce

IRENE YESLEY: Coalesce

Graphite on paper. Framed. Dimensions: 19" x 19".

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IRENE YESLEY: Exchange

IRENE YESLEY: Exchange

Copic marker on paper. Framed. Dimensions: 19" x 19".

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IRENE YESLEY: Flying Rectangles 2

IRENE YESLEY: Flying Rectangles 2

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IRENE YESLEY: Four Square

IRENE YESLEY: Four Square

Acrylic on three layers of plexiglass. Dimensions: 25" x 25".

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IRENE YESLEY: from ICE 2

IRENE YESLEY: from ICE 2

Paper, acrylic and paper on plexi. Framed. Dimensions: 20" x 23".

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IRENE YESLEY: Gridlock

IRENE YESLEY: Gridlock

Copic marker on paper. Framed. Dimensions: 19"x 19".

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IRENE YESLEY: In the Air

IRENE YESLEY: In the Air

In the Air. Acrylic, silk on board. 18 x 18. Please call for price.

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IRENE YESLEY: Knot

IRENE YESLEY: Knot

Copic marker on paper. Framed. Dimensions: 24"x 24".


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IRENE YESLEY: Knot II

IRENE YESLEY: Knot II

Copic marker piece. Framed. Dimensions: 19" x 19".

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IRENE YESLEY: Monotype with Plate-Black 1

IRENE YESLEY: Monotype with Plate-Black 1

Monotype and acrylics, plexiglas layers. Please contact the Gallery for price or other information.


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IRENE YESLEY: Four Square
IRENE YESLEY: Four Square

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IRENE YESLEY: Three Shells
IRENE YESLEY: Three Shells

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