Wk 15- Artist Conversation-Nancy Young

Artist: Nancy Young

Exhibition: As the Crow Flies

Media: Ink Printing,Mono Print, Wood, Relief, Lithography, Acid, Metal, Etching

Gallery: CSULB School Of Arts, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None

About the Artist:

Nancy Young attends here CSULB, and is planning to get her BFA in Print Making this month. She came here with the hopes of graduating with a BFA in graphic design, but something for her did not click. She has a job as a programmer in Orange County, and she really enjoys it. Which is why she states that she does not plan to live off her art pieces. In her spare time between work and school she likes to help others out, likes to go sailing, listen to music, and take pictures. She does say that she is done with school, and she doesn’t have interest in studying more.

Formal Analysis:

Her Exhibition, As the Crow Flies, Contains many types of print making. She explains to us that there isn’t just one type of print making which is why she enjoys it so much. For instance one of the methods that she demonstrated to us was relief. She engraved the  image she wanted to print  into a piece of wood, so that it can become an emboss.Another method that she used was acid onto a piece of metal, I believe. She used the acid to carve into the metal to make the emboss as well for a crow. The Fact that she explained to us how she did it, and she let us touch her pieces of art, made them so unique because none of the artist from this semester have let us do these things.

Content Analysis:

Artist, Nancy Young, told us that on her prints there was certain amount of miles that was written on them. She stated that these were the places she had to go to before she was able to attend CSULB. Which for me was amazing because it gives the audience a story of obstacles she had to pass through in order to get here. This makes sens because she did let us know that she had to stop school when she was younger.

My Experience/Synthesis:

My experience with Nancy Young was great. I really enjoyed listening to story. She presented well her pieces and were amazing. I really enjoyed her letting us touch the emboss of her printmaking. I also really enjoyed her point of view, that there is many different types of print making. I was only educated with only one way that I have seen before in another artist about printmaking, But her methods are extraordinary.



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