Selected Exhibition Views
Curated by Nathan Harpaz
Koehnline Museum of Art
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois
December 8, 2005 - January 27, 2006
Britt Salvesen, then curator at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, and author of the show catalog essay.
I have a habit of lying down in my shows.
"Artistic creation, undertaken in this spirit, is an homage to natural creation, a response to its complexity, continuity, mystery, and mutability. Young, eternally curious about the world and our place in it, finds infinitely varied ways in his art to express wonder and seek connection. His works draw upon tradition while speaking to the present, just as every living creature, fitted to its habitat’s current conditions, also contains the genetic history of its own species. The artist must enter the studio every day with the conviction that, as he responds to each opportunity for change, he incrementally shapes a larger body of work—that he will find new ways to portray an enduring sensibility. Gathered here as if in a safe harbor, Andrew Young’s work makes an essential and inspiring statement about natural origins and human aspirations." - Britt Salvesen, Harbour exhibition catalog, 2005.