Fall Flash Show: Mapping the Unknown, art by Richard Young


Friday 9/29  |  5:30-8:30PM

Saturday, 9/30  |  1-4PM
Sunday, 10/1  |  1-4 PM

at Surel’s Place
212 E  33rd Street  |  Garden City

Artist and BSU professor of painting Richard Young recently returned from a two-month artist residency program on the remote northern coast of Iceland. His goal was to create a body of work that used aspects of the Icelandic landscape/geology to explore loss and regeneration. The exhibit will display a selection of paintings and drawings created during this exploration in a variety of media including water-based oil, acrylic and collage.  The works are gorgeous, both personal and universal, and steeped in the landscapes of Iceland.

Originally from Detroit, Young has lived in Boise for 35 years.  Here, he met his late wife at Boise State State University where both were pursuing graduate degrees in Art Education. His experience in visual art ranges from serving as Curator at Boise Art Museum and Chair of the Art Department at Boise State University to conducting art workshops for children and adults. He has also served as a Surel’s Place review panelist since 2012.

This exhibition is made possible by Surel’s Place donors, The Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the organizations that supported Mr. Young’s residency in Iceland: Idaho Commission on the Arts, BSU’s Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences and the Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State University.