Occupational travel as a railroad inspector, circus billposter, miner, horse handler and seaman, provided Yoakum with the dramatic framework for his topographical landscape drawings.
Joseph Elmer Yoakum (1891 - 1972) began his drawings in the early 1960s, recognized by their fluid gestures and colorful abstractions. At one point, Yoakum averaged one drawing per day, fueled by memories of his extensive travels. The resulting landscapes chronicled these places with sweeping terrains and serene flora, often devoid of people.
The Earth, That Is Sufficient15 Jul - 1 Sep 2021Nicola Vassell Gallery is pleased to present, The Earth, That is Sufficient. The assembled, multi-generational group enlists various narrative methodologies to describe landscape in traditional terms and as new terrain possessing original and revolutionary spirit. The landscapes on view manifest as thought, object, vista and action. They offer up literal...Read more