Of This is an installation of sculpture by Millicent Young curated by Melinda Stickney-Gibson and Jen Dragon. Filling the gallery with a survey of her work from the past decade, each sculpture is a sensitive meditation on space and being. Young uses her materials of horsehair, lead, string, wood, wax and paper to capture the vissitudes of light and shadow. The fierce truth of her forms alternate between a keen awareness and dream-like shadows. A visual poet, Young's work echoes the trembling edges of nature and her suspended installations and wall pieces reflect her long examination of layered luminosity defined by memory and consciousness. Millicent Young's work demands that the viewer take more than a passing glance to really "see" it, and that pause leads to slowing down enough to consider bigger, more open-ended questions.
Millicent Young's solo show Of This opens Sat. November 3rd and continues through Sun. December 9th, 2018.
About Millicent Young:
Born in New York City, Millicent Young received her MFA from James Madison University and two Professional Fellowship Awards from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibiting widely, her work has been recognized by curators and directors from institutions including DIA, Hirshhorn, New Museum, Guggenheim Museum and Whitney Museum. Young’s work received a top award at the 2005 Biennale in Florence, Italy. Her most recent solo show, “Cantos for the Anthropocene”, was at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Virginia. Millicent Young currently resides in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
About the Curators:
Melinda Stickney-Gibson is a painter whose work can be found in many public collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, The Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, San Francisco Opera Plaza, Tribecca Bridge Tower, Triptych Films, Los Angeles and other corporate and private collections. Ms. Stickney-Gibson has also curated the exhibitions TERRA in 2017 and THE HAIKU BOX PROJECT in 2018 for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
Jen Dragon is the curator/director of Cross Contemporary Art, a visual arts gallery founded in 2014 in Saugerties, NY.