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WISH YOU WERE HERE: New work by Scott Young

  • RULE 530 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

(Denver CO) RULE Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Scott Young entitled Wish You Were Here, which is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open with a public reception September 23, 2016, from 6-9pm, concurrent with RULE Denver’s grand re-opening at its new location, 530 Santa Fe Drive. Wish You Were Here will be on view September 23-November 5, 2016. Gallery hours are 12-6pm, Tuesday-Friday, and Saturday 12-5pm.

About Wish You Were Here
Artist Scott Young creates emotionally reactive art using modern materials and technologies such as neon and video. Through his sculptures, Young explores inner emotions: their fragility, isolation, and unattainable truth. He amplifies the exploration of these emotions by introducing unexpected materials, transitions and barriers. These elements submerge the neon and technologies in contradictory meanings, speaking to the isolation that can persist despite our search for closeness with those we love.

The works in Wish You Were Here give viewers a chance to participate in the emotional experience, creating their own stories about love, loss, happiness, longing, and conflict. 

Some pieces invite direct interaction. Others emphasize the idea of alternate viewpoints by polarizing and changing through time via a Freudian dialectic dialogue. All of Young’s works allow the viewer to interpret their own perspectives on the emotions and commonalities surrounding the concepts of love, fear, and relationships, as well as explore the separations those differences create. 

“Art is about emotions and how an artist interprets daily existence, and how it relates to other humans and the world around us,” says Young. “On the surface my work seems vibrant and happy, lovely, almost saccharin, but on closer examination it drives into the darker side of love and relationship, want, desire, longing, and ultimately the sacrifices we make to achieve the ideal of ‘happiness.’”

About: Scott Young (b. 1967) lives in Denver, Colorado. He studied at the Colorado Institute of Art and received neon manufacturing training at Neosource. After immersing himself in the LA art scene working for the world’s most renowned neon experts, he returned to Colorado to pursue his career. The Denver Art Museum and Museum of Neon Art have commissioned Young’s work. He has pieces in a number of prestigious private collections, including Dick and Carrie Clark/Dick Clark Productions, The Latuda Group, EAS, the Hamilton Design Group, General Management Real Estate Services, Lovedy Barbatelli and George Martinez. 


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