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Melanie Young
Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Girl with Gold Background
Charcoal on Paper
20" x 16" 

    Girl with Gold Background

    Charcoal on Paper
    20" x 16"
  • Growing Pains
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Paper
54" x 40.5" 

    Growing Pains

    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Paper
    54" x 40.5"
  • Mrs Dalloway
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
26" x 26" 

    Mrs Dalloway

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    26" x 26"
  • Silence
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
26" x 26" 

    Silence

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    26" x 26"
  • The Keeper of Secrets
Acrylic & Oil on Paper
54" x 40.5" 

    The Keeper of Secrets

    Acrylic & Oil on Paper
    54" x 40.5"
  • The World Moves By
Acrylic & Oil on Paper
55.5" x 39.5" 

    The World Moves By

    Acrylic & Oil on Paper
    55.5" x 39.5"
  • To Keep Her Safe
Acrylic & Oil on Paper
54" x 40.5" 

    To Keep Her Safe

    Acrylic & Oil on Paper
    54" x 40.5"
  • Two Figures
Acrylic & Ink on Paper
54" x 40.5" 

    Two Figures

    Acrylic & Ink on Paper
    54" x 40.5"
  • Cloud
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
26" x 26" 

    Cloud

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    26" x 26"
  • Woman with Green Background
Oil & Mixed Media on Paper
24" x 16" 

    Woman with Green Background

    Oil & Mixed Media on Paper
    24" x 16"
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Melanie Young

MELANIE YOUNG

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
November 10 – December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-8 PM

The paintings of the British artist, Melanie Young, balance carefully between figuration and abstraction. Although the figure is a constant presence in this artist’s work, it often serves a lyrical, expressive purpose, rather than a strictly representational one. The figure is usually a stand-in for the artist as she responds to various situations and challenges.

Young states that for her painting is an exploration of memory, both recent and distant. Indeed, working in layers that can be added and scraped away at will, she reveals the work of memory, which is also always in flux. This artistic process also acts as a catalyst that helps her effectuate memory. In other words, painting aids in the process of remembrance. While in the past Young’s paintings have addressed familial and domestic situations, she is now drawn to more universal, ritual themes. Recent paintings like The Keeper of Secrets, Growing Pains, or Mrs. Dalloway represent the female figure as monumental and even primal in their emotive immediacy. As feminine archetypes, such as the Mother, the Queen, the Lover, etc., appear in her recent work, the familial becomes the universal.





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