it's me and it's you and it's yes
William E. Shields and Alexi Brown-Schmidt
August 3, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Specialist presents its inaugural exhibition with works by Alexi Brown-Schmidt and William E. Shields. “It’s me and it’s you and it’s yes” is made of concrete and oil paint. The title of the show comes from YouTube enthusiasm for the music of Yes, the 1970s prog rock pioneers. The concrete sculptures consider weight and support, anchored between comforting ballasts and begrudged stumbling blocks. These items are monitored by the painted posters of some long-forgotten community theaters’ memorable performances.
William E. Shields (b. 1987) was born in Canterbury, New Hampshire. He now lives in Seattle, Washington. He makes three dimensional objects out of common materials.
Alexi Brown-Schmidt (b. 1980, Coupeville, WA) lives and works out of his home studio in Allentown, Tukwila, WA. He takes images from his surroundings of the Duwamish River, the bar, Southcenter at large, and television.