To Classify and Contain, To Keep and Collect - Carol Young

September 12, 2013 - October 03, 2013
Cra. 16 No. 86A-31, Bogota, Colombia

Carol Young, born in Uruguay, has been living and making art in Colombia since the 1980’s. Using ceramic as her primary medium, Carol’s installations and sculptures transcend standard perception of the material, creating work that is unique, challenging and beautiful. Her recent investigation explores the realms of memory, history and our conceptions of paper.

Working from an intricate network of memory, both personal and collective, Carol explores their unexpected influences: how we perceive the world and how we interact with others. Carol Young’s installations evoke these subliminal memories through dialogue with the emptiness and freshness of a blank page. Drawing on an image that may refer to an ancient library composed of paper and parchment, her work conjures up the sign-filled archive of the many individual moments of experience -- unknown and hidden information that yearns to be classified, reviewed and studied.

Carol Young has shown her work throughout Colombia and Latin America. Her work has been exhibited in museums and she has received numerous honors and prizes. In May 2014, Carol Young’s work will be offered at auction at the Christie’s Latin American Sale in New York. At the same time she will be exhibiting in the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York as part of the exhibition “Waterweavers” curated by Jose Roca, Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate Gallery in London.