Artist: Nancy Young
Exhibition: As The Crow Flies By
Media: Wood, paper, copper, acids, polymer plates
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi
Website: n/a – CSULB print making on Facebook has her stuff on there too.
Nancy is from Costa Mesa, this is her last year at CSULB. She’s graduating with BFA in Printmaking. Since she’s graduating, she feels a huge relief. She was originally in graphic design, then she found printmaking much more interesting and satisfying than using a computer. She believes that using art teaches you how to solve any given problem. However, she is not going to quit her job working for the County of Orange as a programmer (application development). She likes to help others and give back.
In her art, Nancy includes Crows on all pieces of her showcased art. Each piece is created differently through printmaking. What I mean by that is that each piece is created with different techniques for printmaking. Some were used with etching, some were carvings, and some were actual stamps.
Each piece features a crow in various places or it is the main center of the art piece. Either way, there is a crow in it. The reason why Nancy chose to include the crow is because it she said that it sounded cooler to have the word “crow” in it rather than any other bird. Some pieces were simply photocopied and placed in a frame, I did not ask why though.
Overall, I really liked Nancy’s work, they were very detailed and she explained it to all of us on her techniques. She was very enthusiastic about it. I liked her carving the most where she carved out her crow and used ink to color in the crow.