Current:



Abattoir Gallery


Past:



Sneak Peak, 2020
Inkjet, 7h x 5w in
Ed: 12/15
Signed verso

Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, Social Photography VII
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Memories of the Future, 2020,
Archival pigment print on dibond, UV plexi face mount, aluminum brace
48h x 36.5w in (121.9h x 92.7w cm)
Ed: 3 + AP
Signed verso

On view recently, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), 2020


Memories of the Future, 2020 is a full roll of transparency film, in shooting order, presented as indexical object, conceptually intertwining macro and micro, past and present, foregrounding the materiality of the image carrier itself.

Each 'pixel' is, in actuality, a photographically acquired abstraction of the azure daytime sky, as well as a window into our universe’s past. Slight gradient variations in light disturb otherwise monochromatic severe-clear atmosphere, yet an intriguing balance remains.

The work does not require a frame. It is ready to hang or place immediately.





Inversion #14, 2017
Taylor | Graham Gallery, New York

Handmade darkroom print
30h x 30w in (76.2h x 76.2w cm)
Unique + AP
Signed on verso

Included in Center for Art Law Benefit Auction, Paddle8, New York, NY
Curators: Louise Carron, Irina Tarsis
https://paddle8.com/work/h-spencer-young

(Paddle8 recently taken offline)



“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






The New Sky, 2012/2017 (in artist framing)
Group Show, “Ascension”
Rox Gallery, New York, 2013

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 on solastalgia, which deconstructs elements of nature into technologically influenced states. Doubling, inverting and combining vernacular photographs of the New York City sky, The New Sky employs destructive image compositing, compression and chance to generate 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.



Image selected for Simultaneous Soloists, a publication on the work of Anthony McCall. Pioneer Press, New York, 2019
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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






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

This work is no longer available.
Exhibited at District Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio





Nexus, 2014
Shown installed in Los Angeles

Photograph
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.

Mark