KENT YOUNG - WALSH AND YOUNG
Kent Young presents an ongoing series of works on canvas that are sourced from the mass amount of information and imagery found in popular culture. Shifting and distorting their appearance he reforms the images creating own psychological and personal narrative.
The idea of a recipe is the conceptual framework for these pieces. The ingredients are: the symbolic, the poetic, the tragic, and the comic. Or, if you prefer, the metonymic, the metaphoric, the sublime, and the insouciant.
The constant distortion of what is perceived challenges and invites the audience’s imagination to come out and play.
Los Angeles-based, Kent Young (b. 1964, Dallas TX) received an MFA from CalArts in 1991, and a BFA from North Texas State U. (UNT) in 1987. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at such notable venues as The Whitney Museum, NYC; Exit Art, NYC; Artists Space, NYC; ACME, LA; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, LA; Fred Hoffman Gallery, LA; Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro NC; PILOT Project, Dusseldorf; Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen; and Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium.Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University in 1992.