I was lucky enough to see this amazing show of robert yoder's work at the wonderful froelick gallery here in Portland recently. As a big fan of collage, it's always a treat to see someone taking the art form to a fresh and surprising place, as this work most certainly does. More about restraint and working with empty space than the usual maximal, layering of collage, these pieces soar with lightness and freedom. And don't get me started on the fresh and sparkling color palettes. Sigh, such beauty and intelligence all in one place!