Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies
Media: Ink through Relief Printing
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery
This week’s artist is Nancy Young. She is graduating this year with a BFA in printmaking. She mentioned that she was a student when she was younger in 1984 but was kicked out of the university because of failing grades due to bipolar and addiction to certain substances. Now she has been really involved in her printmaking major by going to different classes or show around Southern California to make her work better. Nancy states that she isn’t in it for the money, she is in it so that her art will be there in the future, she already works as a programmer in Orange County.
Nancy chose the name “As the Crow Flies” for her exhibition because she traveled to different parts of Southern California for shows, workshops, and classes. In her work I saw several different textures of canvas, and also little pieces of sheet metal. There was a piece on the floor, it was a star made out of sand, it looked amazing, unfortunately someone did not notice it and stepped all over it. She typically uses dark colors like grey,white,and black. Her pieces seem to require lots of time and effort so she clearly has patience.
Something that caught my attention while speaking with her was, “There will be hardships throughout the lifetime but it will make you fly higher.”She achieved her goal of receiving an Art degree from CSULB. Nancy is grateful she was given another chance to finish her goal of acquiring an art degree.
I really enjoyed listening to Nancy talk about herself and her pieces of art were definitely very interesting. I am definitely going to miss artist convos after this class ends.