Making the invisible, visible through ART.

Exploring concepts of time, dimension and the inner experience.
"…a metaphor for the multiple dimensions of life experience. Markings and handwriting symbolically represent tracings of internal experience. Distressed and fragmented layers allude to the passage of time."

Artist Statement

I express moments in time that not only represent the physical, but that include the inner experience, as well.
PALIMPSEST Series
The Palimpsest body of work is mixed media image-based art with one or more kiln-formed glass overlays.

PALIMPSEST
(the second “p” is silent)

Definition:

 (1) Writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased.

(2) Something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface. Something that has many obvious stages or levels of meaning, development or history.

The word “palimpsest” comes from Latin palimpsēstus from Ancient Greek παλίμψηστος (palímpsestos, “scratched or scraped again”), literally meaning “scraped clean and used again”.


I find resonance with the second definition of “palimpsest” –where I am creating “…something that has many layers or aspects beneath the surface… many obvious stages or levels of meaning…” To that, I add dimensionality.

I weave imagery into multiple planes in order to create a feeling of dimensionality. This aspect of my work also serves as a metaphor for the multiple dimensions of life experience. Markings and handwriting symbolically represent tracings of internal experience. Distressed and fragmented layers allude to the passage of time. As with memory, one moment is erased, while the next is painted, leaving only impressions of the first.

I am often inspired by turn-of-the-century photographs, handwritten documents and time-worn objects. I see these as evidence of someone or something gone before, and use them to convey a timelessness. Mixing old with new, combining disparate images and elements, I seek to create harmony and express a connectivity among all.
BEING Series
"Continuum" art by Sandy young
Mixed media work that explores the idea of “Being” and “Being Human”.

This series of work, ranging from abstract to conceptual, whimsical to zen, all feature one or more antique porcelain figures as representative of the human form.

My work is often psychological so I was inspired to use these imperfect forms (broken antique porcelain figures) to symbolically represent the imperfect human being. I am exploring ideas of connection, humanity and spirituality, including aspirations, foibles and imperfections. The artworks with kiln-formed glass overlay invite the viewer to peer into an inner dimension to find traces and symbols of the inner world, a concept that forms the central idea behind my work.

Now broken and stained, the porcelain figures used in these artworks were once popular toys and charms. These “frozen Charlottes”, as they were called, were common in the 1860’s as play toys and bath toys, and were often baked into desserts as a surprise gift. Factories would bury the defective units, and only later would the buried units be discovered. The porcelain figures used here were excavated from the grounds of a factory in Limbach, Germany, and date to the early 1860’s. They had lay buried for over a century.

My art offers portals and vistas into the arena where time compresses and expands, and where ideas, emotions and memories appear and disappear.

SANDY YOUNG

Artist Bio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Sandy Young– BEING Solo Exhibition, Alley Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2018 Sandy Young– Dimensions Solo Exhibition, Parkpoint Club, Sonoma, CA
2016 Sandy Young– And the Show Goes On Solo Exhibition, SYX Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2015 Sandy Young– About Time Solo Exhibition, SYX Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2015 Sandy Young –Perceptions of Time Solo Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Sandy Young –Featured Artist, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
2006 Sandy Young –Featured Artist, M. Gabriel Fine Art, Sonoma, CA
2003 Art by Sandy Young, Klein’s, San Francisco, CA
1999 Sandy Young –Prints, Saffron, Glen Ellen, CA
1999 Sandy Young –New Work, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
1998 Sandy Young –Featured Artist, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
1996 Sandy Young –Expressions, San Mateo County Library Art Gallery, San Mateo, CA
1996 Sandy Young, Carte Postale, LaDiDa Ltd. Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
1995 Sandy young, Another Time & Place, LaDiDa Ltd. Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
1995 Sandy Young, Dimensions, San Mateo County Library Art Gallery, San Mateo, CA
1994 Sandy Young, Beckton Dickinson Corporate Art Gallery , San Jose, CA
1994 Sandy Young,  Paint Pixels & Prints, LaDiDa Ltd. Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
AWARDS
2018 Honorable Mention, Memory and Perception, Nat’l Juried Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
2017 Third Place, Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
2017 Third Place, Hidden, National Juried Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
2013 Best of Show, ABZ Etc. National Juried Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2012 Sacramento Fine Arts Center Award
2012 Merit Award, California Fine Art, California State Fair & Exposition
1998 First Place, New Media Art, Sausalito Art Festival
1998 Merit Award, California Works, California State Fair & Exposition
1998 Second Place, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
1998 Honorable Mention, Digital Print Exhibition, California Museum of Art
1998 Merit Award, L’eau Exhibition, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
1997 First Place, New Media Art, Sausalito Art Festival
1996 Top 10 Award (from almost 1500 entries), Fractal Design Art Expo
1996 Second Place, New Media Art, Sausalito Art Festival
1996 Merit Award, Winds of Change Exhibition, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
1995 Merit Award, Small Format Exhibition, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 B&W and a Hint of Color, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2017 The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2017 Art Market San Francisco, Represented by Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Altered Book & Book Arts, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2017 Hidden, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2016 Palm Springs Art Fair, Represented by Sandra Lee Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2015 Group Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2014 Group Show, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2013 December Invitational, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
2013 Group Show, Eminent Design Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2013 ABZ Etcetera, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2013 Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2012 California Fine Art, Sacramento, CA
2012 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
2012 Group Show, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
2011 Group Show, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
2005 Sandy Young and Cheryl Burnett –Two Person Exhibition, The Simmons Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Group Show, Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Group Show, Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Group Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2002 Group Show, Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Space Between Thoughts, Bucci’s & Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA
1999 Light Sensitive II, Traveling Exhibition, Sponsored by Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
1999 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1998 ASCI Award Winners Exhibit of Digital Art –Three Person Traveling Exhibition
     Brook Center of Design at Cooper Union, New York, NY
     Technology Gallery at the New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
1998 Multiple Images –Two Person Exhibition, Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford, CA
1998 Light Sensitive, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
1998 Altered Visions –Two Person Exhibition, Alta California Gallery, Sonoma, CA
1998 California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
1998 Digital Print Exhibition, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1998 L’eau, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1997 Fractal Design Art Expo Top 10 Award Winners International Traveling Exhibition
1997 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1996 Winds of Change –New Media, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 Local Color, Gallery 27, Glen Ellen, CA 1996 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1995 8th National Computer Art Invitational, Eastern Washington University
1995 Small Format Work, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Convergence: Art Merging with Technology, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, CA
IN LITERATURE
2017 Sandy Young: Postcard Memories, Sandy Young, 2017
2017 The Art of the Book, 12th Annual Exhibition, Seager Gray Gallery, 2017
2003 Writing with Images: Toward a Semiotics of the Web, George L. Dillon, University of Washington, 2003
2002 Photoshop 7 Magic, Grossman & London, New Riders Publishing, 2002
2000 Pixel Perfect, Edited by Kathleen Ziegler and Nick Greco, Harper Collins International, 2000
Also published worldwide by Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, 2000
1998 WIRED News, “It’s Digital, But is it Art?”, Judy DeMocker, September 1998
1997 Painter 5 F/X, London, Grossman & Evans, Ventana Communications Group, 1997
1997 PRINT Magazine 1997 Art & Design Annual, 1997
1997 Design Graphics Magazine, Australia, Issue #21,1997
1997 MAC Art & Design Quarterly Magazine, Sweden, Vol. 5, Edition 19, 1997
1997 A Review by Jonathan Bock: The 45th Annual Sausalito Art Festival, 1997
RELATED EXPERIENCE
2015 Juror, Sausalito Art Festival Entries
1998-2005 Feature Photo-Illustrator for TIME Magazine, Simon & Schuster, Random House
& dozens of other publishers
1998 Juror, Sausalito Art Festival Entries
Art & Technology Research Assistant, Arts Council of MIT
EDUCATION
Printmaking, University of California at Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA
One year full fellowship, Stanford University Graduate School: Product Design, Stanford, CA
B.S. “Materials, Techniques & Form”, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Artists & Technology Series, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA

I seek to create harmony and express a connectivity among all.

SANDY YOUNG

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