Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Lady Face Project

My recent portrait project features 100 women who inspire me, captured in portraits and posted online.  Each of these women is unknown to me personally but is a figure whom I can reach quickly by searching online.  I am comforted by my virtual closeness to them.  To track this project and see lady faces as they are posted visit the Lady Face Project on tumblr.

studio filled with beautiful lady faces.  Brooklyn December, 2012

Margaret. Ink & Pencil on paper. 8"x8". 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Scrum Drawings Studio Update

Recent details from studio drawings using graphite, ink and colored pencil.  Rugby players in scrum formation.

detail, male athlete torso, 30" x 20"

detail, tackle drawing, graphite + ink on paper, 5'x3'

Scrum is used as a business strategy for people coming together and producing projects as a team.  I find the analogy to run deeper in terms of masculine energy, gender specificity and the push-and-pull ruthlessness of corporate culture.

And then there is this:

Monday, September 10, 2012

GoBrooklynArt in Greenpoint

Visited the GoBrooklynArt event this past weekend, and decided to explore artist studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  It was a beautifully humid day that broke free from an intense morning thunderstorm. Having a studio in Bushwick, I rarely venture through Greenpoint but discovered a lot of awesome spaces including the Fowler Arts Collective and a spread of live/work spaces.  Of course, a visit to Greenpoint would not be complete without a lunch break for vegan tacos at Papacitos.  

view from Fowler Arts Collective studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Highlights of the day included works by Douglas Goldberg, Alicia DeBrincat, James Bills & Suzanne Sattler.  

Douglas Goldberg
Microphone, 2010, alabaster, 14½" x 14" x 15"

Alicia DeBrincat
Ecstatic Grafting: Birdman's Flight Over the Water
oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TONIGHT!! Summer Drawing Salon

TONIGHT!!! One Night Only Summer Drawing Salon
20 Jay Street, Ste M10 DUMBO Brooklyn, NY

drawings by Mary Younkin 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

a disorderly struggle: studio scrum

Definitions of scrum:

1. Sports
  • A play in Rugby in which the two sets of forwards mass together around the ball and, with their heads down, struggle to gain possession of the ball.
  • The mass or formation of players during such a play.

2. Chiefly British A disordered or confused situation involving a number of people.

drawing in progress, men in scrum formation (rugby)

ink and conte crayon drawing, men in scrum formation

Friday, July 27, 2012

Backlash Press & Opening Pics

Backlash Exhibition review on ARTE FUSE BLOG

My piece featured in the show:
On Behalf of Uterus, Ink, Conte & Pen on paper, 2012.

Click here to see photos of the opening event

Monday, July 9, 2012

Backlash at Soho20 Gallery

Backlash: On Women's Basic Rights and Freedoms
at Soho20 Gallery
July 17-August 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm Soho20 Gallery New York, NY.

For a full list of participating artists click here.