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The Two video was at my open mic @ Word4F in Washington Heights in my community. It's a group of artists and poets who come together as a collective to share our works. They have made me feel at home. The first video clip is the pre show and the second video is my actual reciting of my two poems or prose (smile)
Greetings all, I hope you are well!
Just to catch you up to date on some recent press for the show:
The show was one of five Black History Month happenings featured last week in AM New York newspaper...Here's that link:
And below is a link to a phone interview Director of Art & Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn did with ESPN regarding the Arsenal Gallery exhibit. We had little advance warning or time to prep, and had been told that it would be edited down to about 90 seconds. As luck would have it they aired the entire discussion last Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 6: 30 a.m. Hope someone was listening...
There's a promo at the one-minute mark, another at 19:35 and the 14-minute (!) interview commences around 20:05.
This is a profile written about me in the lower right by Rachel Edelman of ARTWALK NY
HIGHLINE UNTED 530 West 25 Street Penthouse New York, NY 10001 917.856.9618 PRESS RELEASE
Highline United is pleased to announce UR-BAN LANSHADES, an exhibition of new works by Wayne Young that captures an abstract fluidity of moments, emotions and time over a landscape.
UR-BAN LANSHADES were in part inspired by Young’s connections with his emotions and life experiences. It is his photographical prelude to his memoir which he is actively working on. In this growing body of work he tries to capture those grave concerns about the value of life. From the advent of the “Don’t Litter” print, which got him into his first juried exhibition, at the Boltax Gallery to this solo exhibition with the “Emergence” print. Young has consistently shown growth in his ability to conceive these abstract compositions and manifest them onto print. The urgency with which young attends to his emotions will hopefully give us more abstract moments over time.
Wayne Young was born in Belize/Belice Central America in 1977 and currently lives in Washington Heights, New York. His work has exhibited in
numerous group exhibition since 2008 and next group at Artwalk NY November 15,
2011. This is his first solo exhibition giving him the opportunity to show his dedication to his craft.
“Notwithstanding Wayne’s talent, I continue to be impressed by his ambition and ability to make things happen. Wayne is not someone who waits for opportunities; he is someone who makes opportunities. I find this combination of curiosity and thoroughness rare to most artists.” Sharon Reaves ( Reaves Gallery)
The works included in this exhibition are seven 20x30 and one 40x50 in sizes.
There will be an opening reception on November 10, 2011 from 6-8pm. Thereafter it will be available for private viewing after the 10th November 2011