a shirtless man asking, “Will you do me in that later?”, and a by passer quickly chiming in to say, “That’s a man, sir.” This short opening sequence sets the tone beautifully for the rest of the film which blatantly speaks to the viewer about transphobia, mob mentality, and violence in society...
Often, collaborative exhibitions reveal themselves to be an artistic gamble; exemplifying the differences in style, language, and opinion, instead of achieving something greater than the sum of its parts. The Tells is a wonderful exception to this rule.
‘Wish You Were Here’, Young’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, is an exploration of the visceral. Through his use of object, technology, and modern materials, Young confronts and challenges the spectrum of human emotion in all its vulnerability, truth, and rhetoric.