In my paintings, the room represents a mental space, and with every blank canvas, I am moving into a new room. I have to choose potent symbolic elements to “decorate” these areas and convey a narrative. I have incomplete visions that can only be clarified through a process of shifting, adding, and taking away. I fumble awkwardly through dusty boxes of thoughts and emotions, mislabeled and stacked haphazardly, grasping stubbornly for the right language to tell my story. Through this process, a painting becomes a pastiche of historical embellishments, psychological metaphors, and emblems of transience.
-- Trevor Young
Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, 2010, 7-9pm
Civilian Art Projects proudly announces the formal representation of artist Trevor Young. "Premium" is an exhibition of new paintings by Young inspired by the sublime freedom of the open road and the romantic tension of travel.