Kaylie Kaitschuck  Turtle Crossing, 2022  Yarn embroidery on felt stretched on wood  91.5 x 91.5 cm / 36 x 36 in
Kaylie Kaitschuck  All Dogs Go to Heaven, 2022  Yarn embroidery on felt stretched on wood  91.5 x 91.5 cm / 36 x 36 in
Emily Yong Beck  Betty vs Evil Queen, 2022  Stoneware, glaze, majolica and underglaze  34 x 35.5 x 35.5 cm / 13 1/2 x 14 x 14 in
Emily Yong Beck  Popeye VS Sinbad, 2022  Stoneware and glaze  25.5 x 30.5 x 23 cm / 10 x 12 x 9 in

Press Release

For the 2022 edition of NADA New York, Gaa Gallery is pleased to exhibit new works by Kaylie Kaitschuck and Emily Yong Beck. In pairing Kaitschuck’s yarn and felt embroideries and Yong Beck’s hand-built ceramic sculptures, this presentation engages a tactile and maximal dialogue on the intersections of craft, humor, identity, and culture. Working with familiar symbols and nostalgic icons, Kaitschuck and Yong Beck accept that nothing is as it seems. Through their work, they overlap reality with the fantastical to produce vibrant and conceptually engaging work that teeters between joy and decay.