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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.

"Upstage," by Kathleen Youngquist
"Upstage," Oil on panel, 48" X 40", 2009

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."

Kathleen's exhibition in the Gallery
Kathleen's exhibition in the Gallery

"Velvet," by Kathleen Youngquist
"Velvet," Oil on canvas, 36" X 36", 2009

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.

"Out of Focus," by Kathleen Youngquist
"Out of Focus" 60" X 48", oil on canvas, 2010


Kathleen's exhibition in the Gallery
Kathleen's exhibition in the Gallery


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A reception for Kathleen Younquist will be held on Saturday, March 6th from 4—6pm.

Artist Kathleen Youngquest
Artist Kathleen Youngquist


"Birdz Eye," by Kathleen Youngquist
"bird-z-eye," 60" X 48",
Oil on canvas, 2010


"Balancing," by Kathleen Youngquist
"Balancing," Oil on canvas/panel,
42" X 36", 2009 


"Cotton Candy" by Kathleen Youngquist
"Cotton Candy," Oil on canvas,
60" X 48", 2009 


"Cake," by Kathleen Youngquist
"Cake" 12" X 12", oil on canvas, 2010


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