Art Exhibit: "Connections" by Laura Young

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  • 11/09/22
  • 10 a.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Event Description

"Connections": 2nd Floor Gallery

“As a painter, I am particularly interested in the metaphorical aspects of light and how the amount of light in a picture affects our mood and reaction. I live in a small contemporary house in the woods in Iowa City. A studio is a few yards from my house where I work. I see the early morning light filtering through the trees each day, the light sparkling off the water of a small creek as well as the twilight time when the owls come out to hunt for their prey. I often think of the work of the 19th century American landscape painter, George Inness, who lived and worked in Montclair, NJ where I lived for many years when my children were growing up. His dark fields and forests with a minimal, yet powerful light leaking through the trees and brush somewhere in the middle ground creates a yearning for something beyond the horizon, something intangible. The light pulls one forward.”

Laura Young is a painter, currently living in Iowa City, Iowa where she is a Lecturer in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa.  She has won numerous fellowships and awards such as a Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship (1994), two Iowa Arts Council Grants (1997 and 2001), The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency (2006), among others. Laura Young has shown across the United States in museums, commercial galleries, juried and group shows, as well as internationally in Denmark and Nigeria.

Concurrently showing in Main Floor Gallery: