Undercurrent II (Word/Body/Spirit), 1998
20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia, PA

Color Xeroxes on Windows
Three Windows, 3x7' each

Jo Yarrington uses photographic transparencies overlayed onto the existing grids of stained glass windows. Her work explores ritual and autobiography through images of the body and a highly developed symbolic vocabulary. Her site-specific pieces inquire into the nature of language as it intersects with the need to understand the self. The use of the windows of a religious sanctuary heightens the spiritual dimension already hinted at in Yarrington's work. Light, with all its metaphorical implications, becomes a significant new medium in her artistic process.

John Mendelsohn