Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies
Media: Ink through Relief Printing
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery
About the Artist
This week’s artist is Nancy Young, graduating this year with a BFA in printmaking. She told us she was a student when she was younger in 1984 but was disqualified from the university because of failing grades due to bipolar and substance abuse disorders. Now she has been really involved in her printmaking major by going to different classes or show around Southern California to be like her exhibition title which is, As The Crow Flies. The reason why she decided on the title was that she was a person going around the city to increase her skills in printmaking. She did mention that she isn’t in for the money that her art will have in the future because she has a steady job as a programmer for Orange County.
Nancy’s art consists of print making. She exaplined that she uses relief which is the areas where the block is removed. Sharp tools to crave the paintings called crow to shape her art how she wants it to look. She also uses photopalmer which is adpated on photoshop and printed on the plates. Her art is a elegant pieces with some birds and location which she said it where she has been. She uses little to no color which is very sutle. Her art goes together very well and sophisticated besides the fact of what her work represents.
When we were interviewing Nancy, she told us you have to be the person to go out and try new experiences. She explained that there will be hardships throughout the lifetime but it will make you fly higher. Now she can leave California State University of Long Beach happy that she achieved her goal of having an art degree. She also mention none of her pieces were planned but happened as it occurred. Nancy is grateful she was given another chance to finish her goal of having an art degree.
Synthesis/ My Experience
For this week artist conoversation, at first I thought it was creepy because their were alot of crows. In my childhood, I thought crows were bad and creepy. Then I realized how passionate she was with her art. She seemed very deicated to her work and Im glad she does this job not for money instead for passion.