Many people take great comfort in the bathroom towels being the same color as the soap, toilet paper, and tiles. It means there is a connection between them, and an environment of order. Home is a place not only of comfort, but of control. This sense of order, in whatever form it takes, acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world.
My work is an examination of the different forms this shield takes, and the thinking that lies behind it. I use domestic objects as the common denominators of our personal environment. Altering them is a way of questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed that environment and our behavior within it.
His work has been featured in several one-person exhibitions in New York. These have included showings at the Winkleman Gallery, the Queens Museum of Art, the Sculpture Center, and at Art Resources Transfer.
Commissioned Works and Collections
Andy Yoder’s Work has been included in the following notable collections over the past 2 decades:
- Bill Arning
- Bayer USA Collection
- Charles Benenson
- Case Western Reserve University
- Adam Clayton
- Cleveland Foodbank
- Susan and David Rockefeller Jr.
- Dorothy and Lewis Cullman
- Deutsche Bank
- Beth Rudin DeWoody
- Ed Down
- Emory University
- Gail Gregg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
- Agnes Gund
- The Hechinger Collection
- John Michael Kohler Arts Center
- Elizabeth Kujawski
- The Lila Acheson Wallace Collection
- Menorah Park (Peter B. Lewis Aquatic Center)
- Progressive Corporation
- The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Collection at the Library of Congress
- The Saatchi Collection
- US Trust
- The Vera List Collection
- The West Collection
Andy Yoder currently lives in Falls Church, VA.