Embracing Earth: Allen Birnbach & Emil Yanos

Embracing Earth: Allen Birnbach & Emil Yanos

Discover the captivating synergy of art and nature with Allen Birnbach & Emil Yanos. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey through the lens of two remarkable artists, each offering a unique perspective on the beauty of our planet.

Exhibition Details:

June 27, 2024 – August 11, 2024
Thursday – Sunday 12 – 5pm

Artist Reception:

June 29, 2024 | 5-7 PM


NY2CA Gallery, 617 First Street, Benicia, CA, 94510

Featured Artists:


Allen Birnbach

Allen Birnbach’s “Defining Eden” explores the idea that humans often feel disconnected from nature due to the belief that paradise was lost when we were cast out of Eden. However, Allen’s experiences tell a different story, showing that Eden still exists in the diverse ecosystems of our planet.

To capture this connection, he collaborates with dancers in natural settings, capturing their grace and sensitivity. This collaboration has deeply enriched his artistic journey, bringing a sense of unity and awe.

Allen hopes his work reveals a world filled with beauty and wonder. While some images were captured digitally, most were taken with medium and large format film cameras. The resulting prints are created with archival, carbon pigment inks, ensuring their longevity and quality.

[Learn more about Allen Birnbach]

Emil Yanos

Emil Yanos’s art delves into the intricate world of textures. Utilizing clay’s inherent versatility, he experiments with various surface contrasts: rough versus smooth, matte versus glossy, and large-scale versus small-scale. These juxtapositions create visual depth and invite tactile interaction. The textures on his naturalistic forms are designed to be touched, evoking memories of cherished places.

Color plays a crucial role in Emil’s work, enhancing textural qualities and influencing perception. By adjusting color values and intensities, he aims to elicit emotional responses at a subconscious level, enriching the tactile and visual experience.

Through his art, Emil hopes to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity. By combining familiar forms and textures, he encourages viewers to slow down and appreciate the intricate details of the world around them.  

[Learn more about Emil Yanos]


Stan Houston, GuitarJoin Us for the Opening Reception!

Date: June 29, 2024
Time: 5-7 PM  

Join us for an evening of artistic revelation, where nature’s wonders intertwine with human creativity. Let the works of Emil Yanos and Allen Birnbach ignite your imagination and reconnect you with the beauty of our planet. Enjoy complimentary lite bites and wine as you explore the exhibition.  Musical Guest: Stan Houston, Guitar

Exhibit Special Events

Allen Birnbach Artist Talk  

Explore the creative process behind Allen’s captivating images and delve into the stories behind the scenes.  


Emil Yanos Artist Talk  

Learn about the techniques used in the creation of Emil’s fascinating work.  



About NY2CA Gallery

NY2CA Gallery is dedicated to showcasing innovative contemporary art. Our mission is to foster dialogue between artists and audiences while supporting local and international talent.

Plan Your Visit

Mark your calendars for this unforgettable exhibit! We look forward to welcoming you to NY2CA Gallery for this exceptional exhibition.

For more information, please visit our website or contact us directly.

With artistic sincerity,  

Vickie Marchand  

NY2CA Gallery

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