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Brenna Youngblood

January 22 – March 3, 2007

Reception: January 24, 2007, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Brenna Youngblood fuses painting and photography into densely layered collages. Figures, architecture, and decorative backdrops are fragmented, multiplied and layered to form dynamic chaotic rhythms. Youngblood uses her own archive of photographic images and detail, from which she pieces together mosaic-like versions of her environment and community. Police cars, storefronts, and people in the artist’s life intertwine, conjuring up personal, social, and cultural situations that are sometimes sinister, sometimes humorous.

Born in Riverside, CA, Youngblood is a recent graduate from the MFA program at UCLA and has exhibited widely nationally. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at the UCLA Hammer Museum and in the project space at Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Youngblood’s style has been described by the LA Times as “audaciously distinctive” and the LA Weekly noted the “powerful outburst of painterly nuance” in her large-scale works.

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