"Premium" is an exhibition of new paintings by Young inspired by the sublime freedom of the open road and the romantic tension of travel. Utilizing familiar and new subject matter - gas stations illuminated by neon lights at night, sleeping travelers in waiting rooms, quiet laundromats, and cerulean landscapes dotted only by the saffron glow of headlights - Young demonstrates a strength of vision and passion for oil painting unprecedented in the D.C. area.
Trevor Young : Premium
April 9 - May 15, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, 2010, 7-9pm
Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
In my paintings, the room represents a mental space, and with every blank canvas, I am moving into a new room. I have to choose potent symbolic elements to “decorate” these areas and convey a narrative. I have incomplete visions that can only be clarified through a process of shifting, adding, and taking away. I fumble awkwardly through dusty boxes of thoughts and emotions, mislabeled and stacked haphazardly, grasping stubbornly for the right language to tell my story. Through this process, a painting becomes a pastiche of historical embellishments, psychological metaphors, and emblems of transience. Trevor Young