“Atop the hills of excess fill, amid the Vooka storm of yawns and dust,
wonderers ponder airborne fathoms and scrawls amongst our past us.”
To mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his first bookwork and the inception of the Yawnder series,
Dart will be exhibiting new drawings alongside rarely-exhibited past works from this body of work in a
touring exhibition titled Ten Hundred Years of Yawns & Dust.
The tour opens in Montreal at Galerie Youn on July 9, 2022 from 2-5pm and runs till August 28th
before moving on to other Canadian towns, with different work from the series available at each stop.
Check out the catalogue here and read more about it here.
Ultimately, I hear echoes here of an archetypal tale best embodied, I think, by William Blake in his epic Songs of Innocence and of Experience. It tells the story of human progression from a pure, childlike state through life’s inevitable trials — disaster, triumph and everything in between — on the path to a higher innocence: Clarity of thought and wisdom shaped by the inevitable roller coaster of life’s journey.
– Murray Whyte, art critic, Toronto Star