October 4 – 30, 2012
Installation artist and printmaker Charley Young exhibits new works created while Artist in Residence at the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon. These mixed media works on paper inspired by the historic buildings, will be on view in the Corridor Gallery from October 4 – 30, 2012. Describing the exhibition, Young explains:
In 1896, gold was found in the hills of the Yukon signifying the start of the Klondike Gold Rush, which attracted over 30,000 prospective miners up and over the daunting Chilkoot Pass to Dawson City. Anticipating a temporary presence in Dawson, miners and businessmen quickly constructed buildings from the limited resources that were available. These structures where never intended to have longevity and today a visitor to this charming town would find structures in a distinct state of aging. Some of these buildings have a characteristic lean, thanks to the layer of permafrost underneath the city, manipulating the built structures above. This series of work serves to document these buildings which are battling against time, age and climate.
Charley Young attended the Alberta College of Art and Design receiving her BFA from NSCAD University with a focus on printmaking. Following graduation Charley worked at the School of Extended Studies at NSCAD University to develop engaging art programs for youth. Additionally, she is an avid teacher of printmaking and youth courses at the University. In the spring of 2012 Charley was the Artist-in-Residence at the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture in Dawson City. Currently, Charley is pursuing her Master’s in Fine Arts Degree at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. In the winter of 2013, she will partake in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT. Charley’s work can be found online at: http://charleyyoung.com/.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office at the Halifax Seaport, since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
For further information regarding the Corridor Gallery or this exhibition, please contact:
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
902.423.4694 1.866.225.8267 f: 902.422.0881