03 – 24 November 2017
Have human beings permanently changed the planet? A question embodied in the term ‘Anthropocene’. The term was widely popularised in 2000 by scientist Paul J. Crutzen, who regards the influence of human behaviour on Earth’s atmosphere in recent centuries as so significant as to constitute a new geological epoch. The term is still being debated, however, ‘Anthropocene’ has become an environmental buzzword, and has entered the streams of popular and mass culture. We’re the first species to have become influential on a planetary scale and to be aware of that reality. In this exhibition Linda Young’s digitally degraded and manipulated landscapes reference our impact on the environment and a corresponding shift in consciousness.
Linda Young is a visual artist who works primarily in print and video installation. Her practice is centred around the exploration and perception of our changing environments and the digital age we live in. Graduating from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016 with a B.A hons degree in Fine Art, she was awarded the Backwater Artist Group Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary residency culminating in a solo show at the new Studio 12 project/exhibition space. Since graduating Linda has also completed a bursary residency at Limerick Printmakers where she is now a member. In July 2017 Linda exhibited at the Impressions Biennale as part of Galway Arts Festival 2017 and was awarded the Galway City Council Purchase Prize.