Cybèle Young "It was an Improvement"
Cybèle Young "It was an Improvement" Japanese Paper 14.5" x 16.5" x 2"
Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Cybele Young.
Young creates sculptural works from fine Japanese papers often printed from etched copperplates. Her inspirations come from fleeting day-to-day experiences while her creativity flourishes in the mundane, where small observations become fantastic. The results are works that emerge from familiar motifs abstracted by passing impressions. Young compiles these sculptures to create communities that interact and form new relationships – much like how the small seemingly insignificant moments in our everyday lives can come together to create unexpected outcomes.
Cybèle Young graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1996 and has since exhibited internationally, obtaining many grants and awards along the way. She has also received considerable notice in publications such as Art in America, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, NOW, MacLean's, Toronto Life, Canadian Art, and Elle. In 2000 Young was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration. She currently lives and works in Toronto.