Rivers and Roads to Find You


Nicole Young’s exhibition Rivers and Roads to Find You at the Vernon Public Art Gallery consists of paintings and sketches that she produced during her artistic residency in Iceland together with larger paintings produced after her return to Kelowna. These paintings produced in her studio are based on photographs, en plain air sketches, and Young’s memories of geomorphology of places, rock formations or ice floes and icebergs. This exhibition documents a personalized narrative of the artist and the new landscape together with her memories of places and the people who inhabit them. The installation of the artworks has a diaristic quality which is also referenced by the display of Young’s sketchbook which contains an itinerary of her time spend in artistic residence.

 
Flokalundur,  36” x 48”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Flokalundur, 36” x 48”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Gothafoss, 40” x 30”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Gothafoss, 40” x 30”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Gravel, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Gravel, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Myvatn, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textile on canvas, 2016

Myvatn, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textile on canvas, 2016

Jokulsarlon, 40” x 30”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Jokulsarlon, 40” x 30”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Ring Road, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Ring Road, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Seascape, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016

Seascape, 30” x 40”, acrylic and textiles on canvas, 2016