On view January 10 - February 4, 2014
Opening reception Friday, January 10 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Conjuring such playful tactics of Surrealist assemblage as the exquisite corpse, Nationale presents Jargon, a bi-coastal collaboration between Portland ex-residents Cari Vander Yacht and Edward Jeffrey Kriksciun. The resulting collection combines Vander Yacht’s colorful fantasies with Kriksciun’s psychedelic illustrations into hilariously satirical ruminations on desire and consumption.

Cari Vander Yacht is a visual artist and art director originally from Portland, OR now residing in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily using gouache and animation to communicate her view of the everyday, Vander Yacht's work focuses on the different ways to marry humor and narrative with color and form. Her work has previously been shown in Portland, OR, Stockholm, Sweden, and Lianzhou City, China. In addition to her fine art practice, her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, BUST, and Wilder Quarterly. Vander Yacht is represented by Nationale in Portland, OR. 

Self-taught artist Edward Jeffrey Kriksciun recently moved back to the US after 4 years spent in Stockholm, Sweden. An experimenter of sorts, naivete is his philosophy and the zine the main container for his musings, the latest being Dipped In Zen published by Museums Press. This past October he was included as a European in the Transatlantic-Texas group show at Big Medium. He last showed at Nationale 2011.

Interview with Cari Vander Yacht on Belly and Bones

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