Week 15 – Artist Conversation 2 – Nancy Young


Artist: Nancy Young

Exhibition: As the Crow Flies

Media: Print, Pencil, Paint

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: N/A

About the Artist:

Nancy Young is a student in the Print Making major here at CSULB. This is her second stint at CSULB after previously being kicked out for behavioral issues. Although she considers art to be her passion she has a job as a programmer.

Formal Analysis:

Everything is simple and straight forward with only a slight glance upon the art, but when you look closer you see the sheer amount of detail in each work. There hundreds of lines used per drawing of crows. The sizes vary throughout the show, ranging from small to very large. Each piece is strikingly dark and somber.

Content Analysis:

This exhibit was inspired by Young’s travel throughout Souther California, and takes place in the crow’s point of view. Young was aiming to inspire with the story of the crow; stating that life may not always look up but you can always make good of your situation.

My Experience:

Unlike Belch’s show, Young was alone in the gallery which made it easier to get a sense of who she was. I enjoy her work not only because of her pure talent but because of the concept she follows with the crow. I thought it was extremely innovative and fresh, something i had never seen before.


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