Doug Young

September 14, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Chains (A), 2004 - 2016
carved eastern pine 
in three 35 foot sections 
dimensions variable 

Chains (B), 2004 - 2016
carved eastern pine 
in three 35 foot sections 
dimensions variable 

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Doug Young’s never before exhibited wooden chains sculptures “Chains A” and “Chains B”  in the lobby niches’s of the building .  Young’s work is concerned with the materiality of the carving process and the handmade nuance that is present in this time honored tradition.  Each sculpture consists of 3 sections of 35 foot chains, which are hand carved Eastern Pine and then assembled into seamless chains.  The dramatic scale shift and the re-contextualization of the industrial links within a domestic space promote tension between the natural and manmade worlds, and a sense of awe with regard to man’s technological prowess over nature. The sculptures will be on view September 14 through January 7, 2017.