Cover for Yashua Klos: Our Labour
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
Yashua Klos: Our Labour
Klos unravels American histories of Black labor in brilliantly executed print-based collages and sculptures that mark new creative terrain for the artist.
Edited with text by Tracy L. Adler. Text by Lauren Haynes. Interview by LeRonn P. Brooks
Designed by Tim Laun and Natalie Wedeking
Published 2023 | ISBN: 9781636811031

This book features a recent body of work by New York–based artist Yashua Klos (born 1977) and builds upon the artist’s explorations into the intersections between the human form, the natural world and the built environment. Foregrounding a series of print-based and sculptural works, Yashua Klos: Our Labour considers how familial, geographic and narrative histories inform notions of identity. Klos employs a process of collaging woodblock prints to engage ideas about Blackness and maleness as identities that are both fragmented and constructed. In this volume, Klos introduces works conceived around an examination of creative and industrial labor through both deeply personal and historic lenses.