Action Painting! is a richly humorous take on the art movement of the late 1950s. Refering to his vinyl and graphite works on paper as paintings, Robert Yoder cleverly subverts their inherent physical qualities. Instead, he imbues each collage with a sense of doom, as they abstractly depict dangerous events such as avalanches, car crashes or even irritating musical recitals. The original Action Painters filled their canvases with piles of paint, scraffito and wildly chaotic brushstrokes. Yoder pokes fun at this highly emotive creative process, instead choosing to punctuate his works on paper with thoughtful, methodical compositions.