Debby Young’s Opening of ‘Splinter Group’

'Young creates modern-day urban stories, a sort of urban tropical Brothers Grimm on acid, an extraterrestrial carnival with teddy bears, zombies, and a tiki lounge'

Date May 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Art Markets & Galleries

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Debby Young
Splinter Group

Two Unique Exhibitions:


at Axle Contemporary
Opening May 17, 5-7 pm, Railyard Plaza
Exhibition continues through June 2
Daily location at axleart.com

at Red Dot Gallery
Opening May 24, 5-7 pm
Exhibition continues through June 28th
826 Canyon Road
 
Opening May 17 in Axle Contemporary’s mobile gallery, Debby Young will exhibit a temporary life-size version of one of her intricate sculptures using the space of the mobile gallery as her canvas.  Her intricate drawings and outlandish constructions lead the viewer down a twisting path that evokes comparisons to R. Crumb, Maurice Sendak and Lewis Carroll.  Young creates modern-day urban stories, a sort of urban tropical Brothers Grimm on acid, an extraterrestrial carnival with teddy bears, zombies, and a tiki lounge.

One week later, May 24, Red Dot gallery will present "Splinter Group," a presentation of several of Young's small sculptures made from white pine covered in intricate ink drawings.  Young will integrate several of her sculptures into an installation for an individual room in the gallery space.  These works have accompanying drawings which, hung on the wall behind the sculpture, create a unique context for and further elucidation of the themes in the work.  Throughout this group of artworks, Young's inventive mind is deeply in evidence. 

From Young's artist statement:  "The tales depicted are 'closet capers' shedding light to what’s in the dark behind locked doors… whimsically satirical, on the darker side of enlightenment. Look in the corners where ones thoughts are now out of the box and given free reign. Unlock the door. What’s in your closet?"

Based in Santa Fe and New York, Young has long worked as an illustrator and set designer for a wide variety of projects in diverse outlets, including The New York Times, NBC, Random House, Scholastic, Warner Brothers, Coca-Cola, Marvel, Disney, and McDonald's.
 
From an Axle Contemporary press release...
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