Utilizing her materials of horsehair and wood to capture the vicissitudes of light and shadow, Millicent Young's artwork alternates between a keen conscious awareness and shifting dream-like forms. In the front gallery, 4 sculptures consider more cultural aspects of the Anthropocene while the hybrid avian/figurative forms of the large ceiling hung installation in the performance space contemplate the more natural and spiritual perspectives. Young's site-specific work fills this elegantly restored performance space with a sensitive meditation on space and being. The installation at 11 Jane Street Art allows the viewer to fully participate in the experience of Millicent Young's work as they move through the gallery experiencing the unique light of this restored 125 year old warehouse now transformed into an art and performance space. "When There Were Birds" is sponsored by 11 Jane Street and Cross Contemporary Art.
"When There Were Birds" opens Saturday, March 30 and runs through Sunday April 28th, 2019. Gallery hours: Sat and Sun, 12-5pm or by appointment: 845-399-9751
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, “Of This”, was at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties and reviewed by Jonathan Goodman for Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.
Millicent Young currently resides in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
About 11 Jane Street:
11 Jane Street is an artist-owned space that supports the development of new work by recognized performance and installation artists and offers residencies, exhibitions, feedback sessions, teaching opportunities and community participation.