Upcoming & Recent Exhibits
Seasons–Erma Martin is a 57-page catalog presenting 43 images of 22 art works included in Yost’s 2019 solo exhibition at Noho M55 Gallery in New York, NY. The hand-felted, resist-dyed and stitched constructions evoke poetic metaphors expressing a response to the cycles in nature: seasonal cycles, plant cycles, sun and moon cycles, even life cycles. Yost also incorporates fabric-printing experiments she made over the past decades, then set-aside for future use. Now, returning full circle, those earlier textiles have become an integral component of her current work. In the Introduction of this show catalog Leanne Jewett writes, “With Seasons Yost invites us to accompany her as she continues to break new trails, moving forward while also circling back to fill in rich details of the map of her artistic journey.”
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, San Diego, CA
Solo Exhibition: January 20 – April 8, 2018
New Jersey Arts Annual: Special Edition
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
February 18–August 13, 2017
Artist Reception: Sunday, March 26, 3–5 pm
An exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Ms. Yost was granted a fellowship in 1991 and 1999.
Noho M55 Gallery
530 West 25 Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
February 16-March 5, 2016
Order Exhibition Catalog: HERE
Felted Gardens–Erma Martin Yost presented 20 art works included in Yost’s 2016 solo exhibition at Noho M55 Gallery in New York, NY. The hand-felted, resist-dyed, and stitched constructions evoke symbolic forms inspired by nature. These poetic metaphors reflect repeating patterns of planting, cultivating, harvesting–then lying dormant–only to rejuvenate and repeat the cycle again and again. In an introductory Essay Lois Martin writes, “Because of their quiet liveliness, Erma Martin Yost’s multi-layered fabric compositions almost seem to need to be watched rather than looked at. Like a glimpse of a forest out a window, or of a garden behind a gate, they play with geometric pattern against a kind of botanical profusion, and repay continual re-inspection, as nuances reveal themselves.” The 52-page catalog is a record of Yost’s complex and patient methods with a reverence for fine craft.