Solo Show Fluorescent Gallery

So excited to be installing my solo show Unfinished Business at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville, TN next week!

It’ll be a combination of a couple of series I’ve been working on called UnWinding Sheets and Conversations. Both are food coloring paintings of faces that started as introspective looks/talks inside my head with the people around me, but quickly grow beyond the self portrait realm.

David Wolff, the founder and director, has even given me the go ahead to paint some while there too. This is a photo of an unfinished piece I named “Salvageable” I think I’ll bring it to mess with…


Images of New Work

Below are some images of new work thanks to the talented photographer Jeanette Mays.

I’d like to mark a professional first and note that last month was really good to me. I was able to exhibit work in three different shows: a group show in Brooklyn, NY, a traveling show at the University of Princeton, NJ and a three-person show in Nashville, TN. Thank you, February!

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Liminial Communities

It’s official Your Honor/Keep What You Have Loved will be included injdyanez_03_your-honor_keep-what-you-have-loved_4593

Liminal Communities, A.I.R.’s National & International Exhibition
Curated by Lucy Li, Independent Curator and Critic, New York, NY
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
March 6-29, 2014
Opening Reception March 6-9p with curator’s talk to begin at 5:30p


Pictures from the AIR Gallery’s National and International Members’ Show, Frag-ment. Curator by Jill Conner. Photos taken by a jewel of a photographer Jeanette Mays. Artists include: Laura Crosby, Paula Everitt, Phyllis Ewen, Louisa Bermingham Flannery, Melissa Furness, Alisa Henriquez, Nicole Jacquard, K.A. Letts, Nancy Macko, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Esther Naor, Ardine Nelson, Meghan Quinn, Belle Shafir, Julia Kim Smith, Patty Smith, Erin Wiersma, Joo Yeon Woo, and myself, Janet Decker Yanez.

This was a fantastic experience and exhibition. What do you think of our show?

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Moving studios again

I think I’ll make that my art, come watch me unpack and move furniture…IMG_0742

Here’s part of my old rust collection that I found yesterday while unpacking and a clay sculpture I made years ago of a man helplessly wrapped in his own reptilian arms. Ever get that feeling?