Paul Brainard

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Artist Doug Young Attempts to Elevate ‘Low’ Art to Uplifting  
Doug Young at Van Doren Waxter Gallery September 14th, 2016 - January 7th, 2017
Posted 12/3/16
Bradley Spinelli (Photo: Ronit Schlam) It was an oddly apropos time to be thinking about “high” art and “low” art, which is what artist Doug Young and I discussed at the Van Doren Waxter Gallery uptown just a few days before the all-consuming presidential election. I’d mentioned a New Yorker article that eschewed the line separating left and right in favor of a line dividing “up versus down”: a working class vs. a desk-ridden, urban class. We were looking at Young’s pieces... [more]