The inscribed surfaces of Thea Yabut’s work brings identity to an intimate process of materiality, pattern, and improvisation. Her low-relief sculptures embody the physical act of their construction while the repeating textures demonstrate a meditative and durational activity. Thea holds a sustained interest in highlighting the mutability of her material and its potential to encapsulate time. Embedded in the surface of her works are notations of how it transformed from a wet malleable paper clay into a fossilized record of touch.
Thea Yabut Thea Yabut (b. 1985, Vancouver, Canada) completed an MFA from Western University and a BFA from Alberta University of the Arts. Recent exhibition venues include Leila Greiche, New York; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal; ADA, Rome; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn. From 2019-2021 she was Artist-In-Residence for Drawing at Concordia University. She is currently based in Montréal, Canada.