Recent Works by Stephen Scott Young
May 5th, 14
Cross Gate Gallery, in partnership with Morris & Whiteside Galleries of South Carolina, is delighted to announce the exhibition of recent works by Stephen Scott Young. The works will be on display beginning May 22 and will be available for purchase.
Cross Gate Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of recent works by the renowned Southern artist Stephen Scott Young. The exhibition, organized in conjunction with Morris & Whiteside Gallery of South Carolina, will be Mr. Young’s first exhibition in Kentucky. This show will celebrate the revered artist’s current body of work comprised of watercolors, etchings, drawings, and dry brush pieces. Several recently completed pieces will also be available for sale. The show will take place from May 22 through June 8, with an opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on May 22. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Stephen Scott Young’s portraits and seascapes capture not only the realities of the places they portray, but evoke a sense of feeling. His highly detailed realism calls to mind works by celebrated American realist painters such as Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer. Young himself claims to have fallen in love with the work of sixteenth-century Italian painter Caravaggio, specifically his employment of chiaroscuro, at the precocious age of nine. This early influence is still apparent in his oeuvre, with dramatic shifts between dark and light tones. His final pieces are polished and precise—in fact, innumerable drawings, sketches, preparatory paintings and studies precede each final masterpiece by Young.
Young’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work can be seen at museums such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Butler Museum of American Art. He was recently profiled in an article in the October/November 2013 issue of Garden & Gun, coinciding with last November’s Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland, in which one of his watercolors was featured.
Location: Cross Gate Gallery