The Quicksilver Mine Co.
© Sonoma's Own
New Oil Paintings by Kathleen Youngquist
March 5—April 11, 2010
The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents a one-woman exhibition of recent oil paintings by Kathleen Youngquist beginning March 5th. This show, which the artist has aptly titled Upstage, will continue in the Gallery through April 11th.
Younquist's figurative oil paintings are rich and bold, expressing fantasies of emotion and movement in stopped-action moments. "In my paintings, I question and continue to be fascinated with the tension between beauty, humor and the potential uneasiness inherent in human interaction," says the artist. "Dance is also a recurring theme in my work, whether on a stage or a dance floor, in a café, under turquoise water, in an amusement park, or on a high wire in a circus arena."
Maintaining a studio in the small west Sonoma County town of Graton, Younquist studied art in California, New York, France and Texas, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ceramics and a MFA in Painting. Recent exhibitions include Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, and juried shows at the Arts Council of Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Long Beach Arts, and Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon; her work is also represented by the SFMOMA Artists' Gallery, San Francisco. She currently teaches drawing at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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A reception for Kathleen Younquist will be held on Saturday, March 6th from 4—6pm.