Center for Art Law, 2021 Benefit Auction, Capsule Auctions
17″ x 31″ (43.18 cm x 78.74 cm)
Ed: 3 + 2AP
“Fascinated by patterns, H Spencer Young’s pixelated artworks capture the relationship between reality and dream, the visible and the elusive. Warm and cool tones merge together into a hypnotic digital blur.”
~ Louise Carron, Executive Director, Center for Art Law.
Relative Observer, 2017/2020
20h x 30w in. (50.8h x 76.2w cm)
Signed en verso
Ed: 4 + AP
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Carriage Trade, New York, Social Photography VII
All sales benefit Carriage Trade
Sneak Peak, 2020
Inkjet, 7h x 5w in
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, MI
Rapid Response Group Show, March, 2020
Rapid Response Group Show, March, 2020
Memories of the Future, 2020
Ed: 3 + AP
Memories of the Future, 2020 is a full roll of medium format transparency film, in shooting order, presented as an object which contemplates indexicality.By foregrounding the objecthood of the image carrier, as well as the incongruity in the natural juxtapositions of the images, the work evokes a contradictory analog pixellation, as if a Jumbotron exploded, and a chunk of pixels landed at your feet, with the overall picture totally unclear.
Center for Art Law Benefit Auction 2020, Paddle8, New York, NY
Taylor | Graham Gallery, New York
Curators: Louise Carron, Irina Tarsis
(Paddle8 recently taken offline)
Inversion #14, 2017
Handmade darkroom print
30h x 30w in (76.2h x 76.2w cm)
Unique + AP
Signed on verso
“Inversion 14 is a unique print from a fascinating series of lens-based artworks that represent the everyday urban scenery of lower Manhattan. This inventive work seems to be a contemporary revival of French photojournalism of the 20th century, with Young playing the part of a modern flâneur who seizes moments from the ordinary landscape while wandering in the city. Young challenges the norms of traditional photography, long considered the faithful representation of reality, in favor of a more subjective way of seeing the world. Young plays on the notion of reality and perception. Experimenting with the medium of photography, the artist uses an innovative technique by which he modifies, doubles, and inverts the pictures so that his pieces can be hung upside down. The resulting image, characterized by oversaturated colors, invites the viewer to see the city anew, linking art with documentary photography.”
- Giuliana la Monaca, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. Art Business, Student, New York.
"Inversion 14 (2017) doubles and inverts vernacular urban landscape photographs of lower Manhattan in-camera. Each print is exposed by hand. No two prints are identical. As an invitation for a collector to interact with the work, Inversion 14 can be installed in a variety of orientations, all valid, with any of the edge-pairs placed parallel to ground or rotated into a diamond position. Life can often feel like being marooned between wars of subjective realities, which, as it turns out, may be the only existing realities: Your ground might be my sky, and vice versa."
- H Spencer Young
Rox Gallery, New York, 2013 group show, “Ascension”
The New Sky, 2012 (in artist framing)
Archival pigment print
33h x 50w in (83.82h x 127w cm)
Ed: 10 + AP
The New Sky, 2012/2017 is part of an ongoing series which deconstructs elements of nature into technologically influenced states. The act of doubling, inverting and combining vernacular photographs of the New York City sky evokes the substantially changing elements of our natural world, resulting in a feeling of solastalgia, which can be defined as a “form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change.” The New Sky employs destructive image compositing compression and chance to generate a set of interference ‘clouds’ which appear to seamlessly emerge from, and bridge, the original images of the sky. Further bringing the work into permanent “in between” state, the digital image is transferred to 8x10 film, and the print is exposed, by hand, from this transparency. No two prints are identical.
Work selected for Simultaneous Soloists, a publication on the work of Anthony McCall. Pioneer Press, New York, 2019
Social Photography VII, Group Show, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
Curator: Peter Scott
277 Grand St, 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10002
Gallery Exhibition: July 9-August 25, 2019, Extended 9/27/19
Exhibition link: https://carriagetrade.org/Social-Photography-VII,115
Catalog available: https://carriage-trade-ny.myshopify.com
District Gallery, Our Favorite Things, Cleveland, Ohio
Severe Clear, 2019
Chromogenic digital luminogram
Maple frame, dibond, museum glass (artist framing)
43h x 63w x 2d in (109.22h x 160.02w x 5.08d cm)
Ed: 4 + 2AP
Nexus, 2014 install shot
Handmade print in artist framing
50h x 70w in (127h x 177.8w cm)
Ed: 3 + 2AP
This work is no longer available.
Nexus, 2014 is part of an ongoing investigation of gesture and mark-making using computational photographic processes only. In this work, elements of nature are collaged into a technologically influenced state, in-situ, using the camera only. Vernacular images of the sky are doubled, inverted and combined, employing destructive image compositing and compression techniques, as well as chance, to draw with and remix natural elements until the desired composition is reached.