February 4, 2016 — April 10, 2016

Gallery Four & Gallery Five

Mark Van Yetter

The mere knowledge of a fact is pale


Kunsthall Stavanger is pleased to host a solo exhibition with Berlin-based artist Mark van Yetter. Van Yetter's work blurs many boundaries, often delving into graphic illustration and story-telling in addition to more traditional painterly methods. For his exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, titled The mere knowledge of a fact is pale, the artist presents one work – a large scale drawing in scroll format that fills the gallery space.

Drawn solely from memory and imagination, the works presented here for the first time depict a comprehensive and personal view of the artist's home landscape. After over a decade of living outside of the United States, the artist returns here in memory to the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania, giving viewers an intimate, poignant evocation of a specific place and time period. 

Mark van Yetter (b. 1978, Poconos, USA) lives and works between Istanbul and Berlin. Van Yetter co-founded exhibition space Marquise Dance Hall in 2007, which started as a book and record store in New York, before transitioning to an itinerant gallery, now based in Istanbul. Previous solo and two-person exhibitions include: Meek Commandments, VI, VII, Oslo; Dismal Plight, with Jonas Lipps at Cleopatra’s, New York; Class Action, PlazaPlaza, London; Perceptual Vigilance, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin; Mark van Yetter, Alex Zachary, New York, Intolerance To Contemporary Life, HOTEL, London; We are what we walk between, Micky Schubert, Berlin; and Relentless Compassion, VIVII, Oslo. Group exhibitions include: Like a Virgin, VI, VII, Oslo; and Against Interpretation, Studio Voltaire, London.

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April 10, 2016

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