"Do you have any plans this weekend?"
Cybèle Young, "Do you have any plans this weekend?," 2004, Japanese paper, 31" x 31" x 3".
ALBERTA: Is it then already?, Sept 18-Oct 16, 2004, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary
By Melissa Whitlock
Cybèle Young’s intricate artworks are comprised of miniature, hand-sculpted paper objects, which often incorporate copper etchings or wood block prints. These sculptures are most often aligned with other sculptures or with printed images to produce visually contrasting groupings. Interesting sets of dichotomies are created in her artwork, leaving viewers to draw their own conclusions. Occasionally, the titles offer up clues but ultimately the audience is called to bring individual experiences to the art and come away with varying ideas. Insinuations in the artworks range from playful, childhood memories to questions of social structures. During her artistic training she worked with sculpture and printmaking on a much larger scale before exploring the possibilities of working in miniature. She insists now that she has never looked back: “I feel most free when I work on that scale.”
Represented by: Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB; The Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON; The Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK.