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Will Yackulic

Gregory Lind Gallery

The ten works on paper in Will Yackulic’s second solo show at Gregory Lind Gallery have a motif in common: one or two spheres that float in the composition’s upper center. In some of the pieces, these are positioned above undulating patterns that suggest landscapes or swelling seas. The spheres are geodesic, and are articulated with triangles of gouache, watercolor, and, in some cases, ink, occasionally taking on more gradated smoothness through the use of finer brushwork. The backgrounds are made from rows of letterforms tapped out on vintage manual typewriters (including an oversize bank-ledger model with a particularly wide carriage). Relying on the limited palette of ordinary typewriter ribbon colors—black, blue, red—Yackulic creates rippling lines and suggestions of atmosphere using fields of punctuation marks to suggest texture. Like Frances Stark, he strikes a bibliophilic pose—the

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