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Large Diagram of A Work-Life Balance, 2023, Woodblock prints on archival paper, Japanese r

Large Diagram of A Work/Life Balance, 2023, Woodblock prints on archival paper, Japanese rice paper, muslin, acrylic, spray paint, colored pencil, and wood on unstretched canvas, 61 x 104"

Yashua Klos’ intricately crafted assemblages of woodblock prints represent African-Americans’ relationship to labor. The
large-scale mixed-media work references Art-Deco facades of early-20th century Detroit – home to generations of Black autoworkers. A woman’s hand, entwined with a flowering vine, breaks through the barrier.

Yashua Klos (b. 1977, Chicago; lives and works in New York City) studied at Northern Illinois University and Hunter College. He has had solo shows at the Wellin Museum of Art and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and took part in group exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others. His work is in the collections of Seattle Art Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Wellin.

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