Selected Early Works 1987 - 1988
"The surfaces of the paintings are richly layered. Areas of penetrating color broken by stripes or small rectangular forms divide the space into harmonic patterns. These patterns take on the status of a symbolic syntax when paired with a recognizable image such as a human head or a cross. These images are buried, rescued and buried again which builds up the surface and 'distances' or obscures the objects. Their presence then becomes a part of the physical history of the canvas itself. The objects radiate from the surface as opposed to simply sitting on top the surface for the immediate digestion of the viewer."
"Young describes his work as an exploration of the past 'for the possibility of new expression. I experiment with old forms in search of definition, a way or organizing my own experience, reinventing all the time ourselves and our becoming.'" - Gallery News, Chicago, May, 1989.