Join us at Carte Blanche on Saturday June 16th (5.30-8pm) for an artist talk and book signing with Beth Yarnelle Edwards and Frank Yamrus!
Frank Yamrus, I Feel Lucky
Originally inspired by the onset of a midlife crisis, “I Feel Lucky” is Frank Yamrus‘s highly personal series of self-portraits, revealing the joy and sorrow of passing through his 47th to 53rd years. Initially titled Less Than or Equal to 50, this series began with a looming deadline of his 50th birthday, as if on this milestone his midlife crisis would magically resolve itself. At the time, typical midlife crisis issues — relationships, faith, career, health and mortality — were producing classic midlife crisis symptoms — moodiness, exhaustion, the desire to make change and some deafening private politics of self-identity. With his camera, his constant companion during this time, Yamrus contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate his past with the hope of glimpsing his future.