White Walls is pleased to present "The New Race," new works by D Young V. The show will be a culmination of the themes Young has been working on for several years, portions of which were shown at Gallery 3 in late 2010 and at White Walls in the summer of 2011. The opening reception will be Saturday, January 12th, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through February 2nd.
"The New Race" expands on the predominately black and white style D Young V is known for, presenting all full-color images, finished with more detailed compositions than any work the artist has previously shown. A deeper foray into 3-d works allows the artist to further the ideas of his complex narrative. A variety of re-appropriated objects will be made to appear as though they have been taken out of D Young V’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Automatic rifles, helmets, ammo boxes, a fully functional flame thrower and a collaborative automobile with Eddie Colla, will all function as a gallery sized installation, involving a mural that will encompass every wall and much of the floor in the gallery. "The New Race" is heavy on collaboration, using the styles of distinctly known artists, including John Felix Arnold III, ROTD, Eddie Colla, Hugh Leeman, Ivan Grianti, and FilthGrime, to contribute to D Young V’s narrative in unique ways.
From the Artist:
“'The New Race' is a fairly lose term to define the concept of my show. The term itself is more of an implication to allow the viewer’s mind to wander into the possibilities of not only where we may be going as a society or culture but also as a species. My work as always worked on the loose premise of a 'post-apocalyptic' world. Each installment thus far has been an exploration of the people, languages and aesthetic of that world. 'The New Race' will continue in that vein, only stepping further into the implications of genetic engineering, cloning, human reproduction, the biological fusion of technology as a natural part of our evolution, and question notions of racial and cultural identity in this new hypothetical world.”
D Young V is a highly skilled pen and ink artist. Heavily influenced by wheat-paste and graffiti culture, his monochromatic drawings are so graphic, they could even be mistaken as a stencil from afar. With a closer look, the extent of his penmanship becomes obvious. His line work is meticulously detailed, illuminating every stroke and process of the piece. D Young V has a BFA in fine arts from Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY and a MFA in painting from the Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA. He currently lives and works in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.