Monday, April 18, 2011

Katherine Young Exhibits In Waiting


Katherine Young

In Waiting

New work by Katherine Young

707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

April 15-May 22, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA: Katherine Young's exhibition of new work, In Waiting, will open on April 15, 2011 at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh 15222.

Katherine Young’s work serves as her quiet retreat from distraction and disharmony, where girlish whim finds form. Operating in her invented pageants, momentary struggles are concealed, identities are blurred, and her visions of womanhood are celebrated. The works exhibited in “In Waiting” are from her new series, Ladies in Waiting. Each individual piece is named after a variant of roses, which are named after the gardeners who pursued excellence in each rose’s breed. Similarly, “In Waiting” regards the feminine form, pursues perfection in variation, and explores individuality in archetypes.

In these idyllic escapes, feminine traits are overtly personified in lush flora until the effect is of gilding a lily. Removed from their original context, the ladies are isolated from the pomp of court life. They loiter in groundless atmospheres of gold and flowers. Layering effects allow viewers to meander through new perspectives. Arrangements of petals and pattern, drawn in pen and ink, create their own earthly language revealing new poetic possibilities for the figure.

In Waiting will remain open during regular gallery hours until May 22nd, including the gallery crawl Friday, April 29th. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Katherine Young is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2005). She works mostly in pen and ink, and has participated in several notable group shows including “Behind Our Scenes” at SPACE Gallery. She has had work published in Encyclopedia Destructica and Unicorn Mountain, and served as a muralist with the Sprout Fund Public Art Program. She holds the position of Program Manager for the Fellows Program in Public Affairs at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. Through her work in public affairs and the arts, she is committed to helping citizens engage in dialogue about their communities. Katherine also follows fashion, appreciates melodrama, and listens to opera

For more information contact or call 412.471.5605

Gallery Details:

707 Penn Gallery is a Visual Arts project of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Located at 707 Penn Avenue in the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District, 707 Penn Gallery is free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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