Eric Yahnker’s wry drawings and sculptures at Zevitas Marcus often elicit a chuckle, which in the best instances is followed by a chaser of unease. Though the L.A. artist engages political issues, his work tells us less about what he thinks and more about what we do.
A skilled draftsman, Yahnker mashes up pop culture imagery with the seamlessness of Internet memes. A Jesus coming down from the cross is actually reaching up to catch a fly ball. Kurt Cobain appears in an uncanny double portrait, a weird little mini-Kurt clinging to his back. A mutant bald eagle unleashes a lightning-white poop against a rainbow sky. Though irreverent, these works are juvenile and too easy.
Zevitas Marcus, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite B, Los Angeles, (424) 298-8088, through April 30. Closed Sundays and Mondays. www.zevitasmarcus.com
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