Michael Young

REVIEW: Michael Young in ModernDallas.net

August 18, 2017 - Todd Camplin

Something as simple as a line can create a range of emotional suggestions. Next, to the point, the line is the simplest expression in making visual art. Essential and at the core of nearly every work of art throughout the ages. The line helps direct our eyes through an art piece, whether implied or actual. Thick marks can give a feeling of boldness, while a thin wavy line can draw out from the viewer a feeling of nervousness and being unsure. The power of this art element can feel spiritual as well and structurally material....

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Michael Young News: PRESS RELEASE: Michael Young - Updrafts, June 11, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Michael Young - Updrafts

June 11, 2017 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to introduce, Michael Young: Updrafts, an exhibition of new paintings by the Austin-based artist. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 24 from 5-8 pm. This exhibition marks the artists’ first show with the Dallas gallery and it continues through October 7. 

Over the last 30 years, Michael Young has developed a diverse and kaleidoscopic body of abstract geometric paintings, drawings and installations. Central to his work is an emphasis on facture, an attunement to the methodologies of making or constructing his paintings. His painting procedures are adapted from different sources such as geology, scientific documentation and architectural production, and result from the use of specific materials to construct the surfaces. For example, past installations and paintings have been distinguished by the use of sand collected from deserts, reflecting the mineral color of the geology of their place...  

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