Thursday, January 26, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Joan Horsfall Young's "On Water"

Joan Horsfall Young, L504 Sunset Over the Water, Oil on linen, 12 x 12"
In her latest exhibition at TAG Gallery, Joan Horsfall Young explores the earth’s most sacred natural resource: water. Our precious commodity is becoming increasingly scarce. Have we taken it for granted? Are we being punished for not paying homage to it? 
Joan Horsfall Young, G162 Making Waves, Oil on linen, 20 x 16"
In On Water, Young synthesizes these ideas with quotes from ancient and contemporary writers and transmutes them into paintings that document the beauty and utility of our delicate resource. Social gatherings on the still waterfront, the power of the ocean’s mighty waves, and the tenderness of a romantic moment reflected on a shimmering lake are all documented in Young’s canvases as testament to the might and versatility of water.
Joan Horsfall Young, L486 Tide Pools, Oil on linen, 8 x 10"
Suppose a tide came only once every fifty years. What a flurry of excitement there would be. Imagine the scramble to pay the price of admission to witness such an event. 
Joan Horsfall Young, Bathers On the Beach, Oil on linen, 24 x 30"

Water is good; it benefits all things

So let us give nature a chance…

She knows her business better then we do.

The exhibition runs through February 18.
Meet Joan at the Artist's Reception, Saturday January 28, 5-8pm
or at the Artist Panel, Saturday February 11, 3pm

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