Yanez-Lazcano

A collection of all that inspires, intrigues, and motivates me to eat a little bit better, along with some new and old work. I want a boat and I want to eat steaks. Check out the links below for other works.
My best friend Neil got married the other day in Jamaica.  About a year ago he asked me to be in the wedding and I said yes. Why wouldn’t I right?  Well not too long after that the guy that buzzed my door and served me said I should go to court. And I did. It fucked up my digestion for a good month.  The last time I was in court was when I was 20.  I can elaborate on that another time, for now it’s best not to. The wedding date had me anticipating spending  a large chunk of money that I didn’t have, but was working towards, for a short period of time, but for the people and the occasion it seemed to be worth it.  Then in November I got served again, and went to court again and in January I avoided the third court visit.  At the end of January I had to break the news to Neil that I couldn’t go. It sucked, but the stress was released.  I was definitely conflicted for many reasons, but thought it to be the best financial and mental decision.  I mean you can’t go if you don’t have money, and my money tree died when I graduated from college. Also it should be noted that I am far from having the ability to get approved for credit cards, though for ten years I held a perfect credit score.  The sum of money I ended up making in 2012 doesn’t make too much sense, considering the hours I put in and the hours I lost being with those nearest and dearest. I mean I made enough to drink some good beer here and there and eat some burgers, but the scales were still tipped.  As they will be for quite some time.  School debt sits on one side still feeding off of those desperate to get somewhere further in life at a price, while the millions of us tirelessly stand on the other to no avail. We could probably all jump at once on that side of the scale and get that bitch to move. Anyway, no pity needed, I understand what I got myself into. I just didn’t think about every hurdle along the way.  Let me tell ya their are many-a-hurdle. Fuck it I’m still grinding away, refusing the suggested path. I just didn’t think it would have interfered with watching my best friend get married. The story ends happily of course, they made it there and back, and are now married with a home and a dog.  I have plans on making it up to them for missing out. For now I feel kind of shitty, but I have enough for rent, and left overs weren’t all that bad.  Good thing for positive thinking and forgiving friends.  Congrats Neil and Andrea! I miss you guys.

My best friend Neil got married the other day in Jamaica.  About a year ago he asked me to be in the wedding and I said yes. Why wouldn’t I right?  Well not too long after that the guy that buzzed my door and served me said I should go to court. And I did. It fucked up my digestion for a good month.  The last time I was in court was when I was 20.  I can elaborate on that another time, for now it’s best not to. The wedding date had me anticipating spending  a large chunk of money that I didn’t have, but was working towards, for a short period of time, but for the people and the occasion it seemed to be worth it.  Then in November I got served again, and went to court again and in January I avoided the third court visit.  At the end of January I had to break the news to Neil that I couldn’t go. It sucked, but the stress was released.  I was definitely conflicted for many reasons, but thought it to be the best financial and mental decision.  I mean you can’t go if you don’t have money, and my money tree died when I graduated from college. Also it should be noted that I am far from having the ability to get approved for credit cards, though for ten years I held a perfect credit score.  The sum of money I ended up making in 2012 doesn’t make too much sense, considering the hours I put in and the hours I lost being with those nearest and dearest. I mean I made enough to drink some good beer here and there and eat some burgers, but the scales were still tipped.  As they will be for quite some time.  School debt sits on one side still feeding off of those desperate to get somewhere further in life at a price, while the millions of us tirelessly stand on the other to no avail. We could probably all jump at once on that side of the scale and get that bitch to move. Anyway, no pity needed, I understand what I got myself into. I just didn’t think about every hurdle along the way.  Let me tell ya their are many-a-hurdle. Fuck it I’m still grinding away, refusing the suggested path. I just didn’t think it would have interfered with watching my best friend get married. The story ends happily of course, they made it there and back, and are now married with a home and a dog.  I have plans on making it up to them for missing out. For now I feel kind of shitty, but I have enough for rent, and left overs weren’t all that bad.  Good thing for positive thinking and forgiving friends.  Congrats Neil and Andrea! I miss you guys.

masking art, making art, almost done AK.

practicing patience, 2013.
©victor yanez-lazcano

practicing patience, 2013.

©victor yanez-lazcano

Practicing patience, 2013.
©victor yanez-lazcano

Practicing patience, 2013.

©victor yanez-lazcano

Joe and I took our students to Chinatown today. We saw new shit, photographed new shit, ate new shit, talked about new shit, and probably had one of the best classes yet. They’re pretty fuckin’ awesome kids(understatement).  Glad we still have a bunch of days left. P.S. I just realized how awesome the last few years have been because of Mrs. Devoney… she allows us to use her classroom, and she is pretty fuckin cool too(understatement).

Ha! Even though it wasn’t much more than a month ago I have forgotten that I did this.  The images are a sneak peak at the very small edition of 3 books that I printed and hand-bound with the help from the generous and talented Matt Austin(The Perch) and Walker Blackwell(Latitude).  It certainly couldn’t have been done without them. A little credit where credit is due.  Oh and of course a big THX to Paul D’Amato for asking me to participate in the show.  It is a short book with a tight selection of images made over the last three years that will serve as a launch pad for a larger body of work that will undoubtedly include sculptures and installations.  Til then holler at me if you want to see it in person and/or learn more about what I am doing. 

beodddierich:



TODD DIEDERICH: LUMINOUS FLUX




APRIL 5 - APRIL 28, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 7-10pm





1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 209 | Chicago, IL 60622 www.johallaprojects.com

beodddierich:

TODD DIEDERICH: LUMINOUS FLUX

APRIL 5 - APRIL 28, 2013 
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 7-10pm

1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 209 | Chicago, IL 60622 
www.johallaprojects.com

over the counter from friends.

pan con leche.

Sam Cooke

—What is soul?

innerear:

Sam Cooke - What is soul?

a/another long day

awake to what had to be done

the sun knew

and so did that bird

she sang

he sang just because

we know more than we think they do

they do less because of that

the scales say otherwise

not caught up 

just awake

up

more awake than they think we are

the scales say otherwise

blindsided

hindsighted

the scales say otherwise

in other lives

an otherwise

we just keep sayin

the scales say otherwise

we feel this

the scales say otherwise

they feel that

the scales say otherwise

a/another long day

awake to what had to be done

the sun knew

and so did that bird

he sang

she sang just because.

an otherwise

the scales say otherwise.

ugh.

I’m a slow learner. THX NH.

Inverse Milky Way ©victor yanez-lazcano

Inverse Milky Way ©victor yanez-lazcano

It has been a while, and I don’t usually get too vocal about what I have been up to. If you haven’t been able to get a hold of me this is most likely why….This weekend, Superbowl Sunday to be exact, I will be in a show with some pretty awesome folks.  Thanks to a good friend, several I should say, I hand-bound and published the first version of my book called ‘de’. It contains 20 images from over two years of work, and is only a breathe in what I have planned for this body of work.  I will post a flip through soon for those of you that can’t make it to the show. Have a happy Groundhog’s Day!

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It has been a while, and I don’t usually get too vocal about what I have been up to. If you haven’t been able to get a hold of me this is most likely why….This weekend, Superbowl Sunday to be exact, I will be in a show with some pretty awesome folks.  Thanks to a good friend, several I should say, I hand-bound and published the first version of my book called ‘de’. It contains 20 images from over two years of work, and is only a breathe in what I have planned for this body of work.  I will post a flip through soon for those of you that can’t make it to the show. Have a happy Groundhog’s Day!

{ show link }