Wk 15- Artist Conversation- Nancy Young

Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies 
Media: Printmaking, acid, wood, and etching
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
Website: no website
Instagram: no Instagram

About the Artist:

Nancy is an undergraduate working on her BFA in printmaking here at CSULB. The exhibit is her final project and she wanted viewers of this exhibit to get a better idea of what it takes to make a print. To do this, she went to other printmaking places that were all over campus, not just at one place. Because of all the various locations, she named this exhibit after a crow who also goes from place to place.

Formal Analysis:

Nancy used a variety of different techniques so there for she used a variety of different materials. She used wood and metal. She also implements some etching to further accent her prints.Her work is primarily black and white but there is color here and there. They are all framed with a simple black border and clear background.

Content Analysis:

I believe the concept of this exhibit was really cool. The prints of the crows came out beautifully. It’s also interesting how the concepts of crows ties into the art both literally and metaphorically with the CSULB. By migrating to and from printmaking facilities, Nancy was embodying the spirt of a crow. The art itself also is crows.

Synethis:

Printmaking is really interesting to me and I enjoyed this exhibit. I liked how she broke down the various parts of printmaking. I also enjoyed the actual prints themselves. They were simple, but someone like me that doesn’t understand super abstract art was able to follow what she was trying to accomplish.

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