Toronto – April 5, 2012
On April 10, 2012 at 8 p.m., internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist Jason Young will perform his latest work, “2054” on the rooftop of New York’s Soho House. Loosely based on the Canadian sport of Curling, “2054” will immerse viewers in an idyllic future where all world issues are resolved through collaboration, fun, and play.
“Curling matches never create rivalry,” explains Young. “Curling is the only sport where communication and collaboration alter the trajectory and is a sport that suggests that we are much more likely to resolve our differences by focusing on the things we agree upon.”
The first iteration of “2054” was an award winning short film with a curling rink made using toxic resins. Now with the advent of sustainable “eco-resins” Jason Young is finally able to perform “2054” in front of a live audience.
Broken up into two teams representing “warm” and “cool” colors, Jason Young and his teammates will throw glowing chrome sculptures down the surface of a 50 ft long customized light box. Created by Young, the “curling stone” sculptures will lead comet trails of colour down the length of a 50 ft long glowing curling rink, creating a magnificent tapestry of bleeding colours. Sections of the resulting painting will be chosen to create 10 individual “lightbox” paintings.
The official 2054 after party will be held at Darby Downstairs located at 244 West 14th Street. Darby Downstairs (http://thedarbynyc.com) is a cocktail lounge with glamour, charm and exuberance that shares the same passion for interactive art as Jason Young.
About Jason Young:
Young is well known as an artist who has always challenged the norm. He uses unconventional materials such as resin and automotive lacquer to create beautiful abstract works. Young’s works are part of major collections around the world including that of the Four Season’s Group, Hewlett Packard, Progressive Insurance, The Tucson Museum of Art and the Kresqe Museum of Art. He has shown with galleries such as James Corcoran, Thomas Solomon and ChacMool in Los Angeles, Christine Rose in New York, Christopher Cutts in Toronto, Monte Clark in Vancouver, The Box in Turin, Italy, B&D in Milan, Italy and La Recova in the Canary Islands. Young studied Fine Art at the University of Southern California, then moved to Paris where completed the graduate program under the tutelage of Pontus Hulten and Daniel Buren at L’institut Des Hautes Etudes En Arts Plastiques.
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