“Carr’s Jordan 5”
Bristol board and reclaimed packaging, 9” x 14” x 5”
These sneakers, and 370 others, were part of Overboard, a solo exhibition designed for a converted shipping container. While researching ideas for the show, I came across The Great Shoe Spill of 1990, when 5 shipping containers fell off a freighter during a storm, spilling 80,000 Nikes into the Pacific Ocean. Eventually they floated ashore, leading to an important study of the ocean's currents. Each of them is a variation on the Jordan 5, an iconic sneaker introduced in 1990, the same year as the spill.
Andy Yoder's work is in numerous public and private collections, and his exhibitions include shows at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art, Winkleman Gallery in New York, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Art in America. Commissions include works for ESPN, Continental Airlines, Progressive Insurance, David and Susan Rockefeller, and the Saatchi Collection.