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'rak'rüm (noun);
the back room of an art gallery
where artists and art lovers hang
Still Life, Liz YoungLiz Young, Still Life,
2009, Mixed Media Installation
Whitetail Deer, Liz YoungLiz Young, Whitetail Deer,
2009, pencil on vintage paneling
Crow, Liz YoungLiz Young, Crow, 2009, taxidermied bird
Deer and Crow, Liz YoungLiz Young, Deer and Crow, 2009, taxidermy
Faux Legs, Liz YoungLiz Young, Faux Legs,
2007, fabric filled with rice
Able, Liz YoungLiz Young, Able,
2007, fabric filled with rice
Deer Target, Liz YoungLiz Young, Deer Target,
2008, Paper archery target on fabric with thread
Miss Fits and Will Knot, Liz YoungLiz Young, Miss Fits and Will Knot,
2001, Girdle fabric on fibreglass form, life size
Phantom Flesh, Liz YoungLiz Young, Phantom Flesh,
2004, vinyl, wax and grass
Phantom Flesh: Deer, Liz YoungLiz Young, Phantom Flesh: Deer,
2004, thread on vinyl
Stubborn Stain, Liz YoungLiz Young, Stubborn Stain,
2000, blood on plywood
Common Raven, Liz YoungLiz Young, Common Raven,
2004, graphite on butcher paper
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© Liz Young
Balmy Bird, Liz YoungLiz Young, Balmy Bird,
2006, thread on vintage flag
Bird, Liz YoungLiz Young, Bird,
2003, thread on butcher paper
Deer, Liz YoungLiz Young, Deer,
2006, graphite on wood paneling
Able, Liz YoungLiz Young, Able, 2007, fabric, rice
The Tail of Shirley de Cade, Liz YoungLiz Young, The Tail of Shirley de Cade,
2002, Performance still
Skin Inn, Liz YoungLiz Young, Skin Inn, 2000, mixed media
from Log Lady, Liz YoungLiz Young, from Log Lady, performance
Log Lady, Liz Young, Melinda RingLiz Young, Melinda Ring, Log Lady,
untitled, Liz YoungLiz Young, untitled, 2011, 3in. x 2in.
© Liz Young
life sentences Waking, snoozing, drifting, procrastinating, rising, brushing, spitting, bathing, peeing, pooping, wiping, dressing, blessing, eating, drinking, organizing, deciding, committing, thinking, cutting, measuring, attaching, sewing, pounding, stamping, writing, researching, hooking, adjusting, figuring, talking, staring, watching, typing, driving, drawing, rubbing, backing, blacking, crac...[more]

Interview with Liz Young

Los Angeles - The ArtSlant Team met up with Liz Young in her Los Angeles studio. Liz was currently finishing up two shows - a solo at Alfred University in New York and The Powder Room exhibit at Track 16 in Los Angeles. And she was completing work for a number of exhbitions coming up in the summer.

Among stray kittens, vinyl pigs, horse paintings, deer targets, exquisite sewn drawings and lots of curiosities, we had tea and a chat. 


ArtSlant:  What’s your earliest memory of art making?

Liz Young:  I had a set of colored pencils that I carried everywhere. They were my prize possession. Also when I was 7 I wrote that I had green eyes, blonde hair and that when I grew up I wanted to be an artist.

AS:  Who was the first artist that affected you?

LY:  I saw lots of famous art when I was growing up but the first artist to really affect me was Vito Acconci.

AS:  What’s your best kept secret?

LY:  Well if I told you then everybody would know...I’m not falling for that one.

AS:  What do you listen to?  Recent reads?

LY:  40’s Western Swing and Big Band, ABBA, and Old time radio shows.

AS:  Who or what influences you now?

LY:  Taxidermy, Field Guides to Birds, prosthetics, old orthopedic catalogs, design and flea markets.

AS:  What would you change in the art scene?

LY:  Museums would be free and there would be lots of financial support for artists.

AS:  Why do you get up in the morning?

LY:  I have a lot on my plate right now and I can’t do it lying down.

AS:  How do you stay sane?

LY:  Go to my studio, go to the gym and eat humble pie.


ArtSlant would like to thank Liz Young for her assistance in making this interview possible.

--ArtSlant Team


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