Forum Gallery presents the first New York solo exhibition for Toronto based artist, Cybèle Young. In her practice, Young creates unique miniature sculptures from fine Japanese paper, often embellished using copper and chine-collé etchings. Since graduating in printmaking and sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1996, Cybèle Young has shown her work around the world from New York and Los Angeles, to London, Japan, Stockholm and across Canada. Over the last 15 years, she has had more than 20 solo exhibitions.
In this exhibition, she explores the life of everyday objects that are left behind or lost by their owners. Using abstract and familiar motifs she juxtaposes the “lost” objects against each other to create a sense of dialogue between them, animating their metamorphosis from ordinary objects into fantastical forms that beguile the viewer with possibilities. The exhibition also features a stop motion film installation by the Artist, of a folding-table exploring its moving parts, its fictional history and its future possibilities.
Cybèle Young has been awarded over twenty grants and important prizes, including the Canada Council Studio residency in Paris. Her work resides in major collections across the world and is included in the private collections of Ben Stiller, Christian Louboutin and George Soros. She has written and illustrated eight published picture books and won the Governor General’s award for her book “Ten Birds” in 2011.
Cybèle Young works in a diverse range of media but always at the root is a close connection to the hand, to paper and to the drawn line.