Yardena Donig Youner and Herb Youner
March 16 - April 21, 2013
Artist's Reception on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2-4pm
Curated by Larry D’Amico
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Herb Youner lived a full life.
Every piece of his work reflects his intellect and presence: in his paintings, drawings, etchings, 3D pieces, and photographs. He constantly explored the effects of light and shadow to define the forms and dimensions of the Facade, and captured the starkness of the Mediterranean coast, and the surreal images of beaches and playgrounds.
He started his career, when still in the High school of Music and art he received the Scholastic Award from Collier Magazine; his winning painting was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum. A graduate of Cooper Union, he worked as a designer and continued to create a large body of work both in design, etchings, drawing and paintings. In his Graphic design field he was involved with print advertising, graphics, design and productions in the US and other countries, including many projects for the New York World's Fair 1964, for Canada's Expo' 67 and Japan's Expo 70. During those years he continued working in painting, print making, and photography. His art work was featured in many exhibits in the US and abroad.
Quote of one of his writings:
"Much of my work deals with loneliness and abandonment around us...Many of us... are ultimately alone, even in the midst of each other."
He was the happiest in the last year of his life, when he spent one month painting as a Resident Artist at the Fundacion Valparaiso, in Mojacar, Spain.
This exhibit is only a glance at his prolific life achievements.
Yardena Donig Youner
"I grew up in Israel, a recycled land; Every place has been there before many times over. One civilization built on top of another reusing the same "building blocks." My work is about ruins, restoration and renewal, a never ending cycle of humanity and self. There is no final destruction, only transformation.
My autobiographical/political pieces consist of mixed media. constructed images and Installations using conventional and alternative processes. In my work I tackle issues from the personal to the political, as in my family history the political became personal.
"An Oval Picture," a triptych about the killing of my grandmother in WWII, foreshadows many future pieces dealing with deep emotions about war, destruction, and the yearning for peace.
In "Guernica Revisited 2001" I superimposed my drawing of Picasso's Guernica on a photograph of a field of ruins, to anchor it in a reality: no place is immune to destruction;
Youner is a photo-artist/ educator, graduate of NYU/ICP graduate program. She taught photography at NYU, and is a Teaching Artist for ArtsW. A recipient of 1997 Art Westchester Heathcote Award for artistic advancement, and a recipient of a month stay at the art colony Val Paraiso, Mujacar Spain. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the US, Europe and Israel, and is part of the collection of Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, and various corporations, and private collections.
Yardena Doing Youner
213 Highridge Court, Peekskill, NY 10566, 914 737-1171
E D U C A T I O N
MA NYU/ICP Photography Graduate Program
BFA, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Israeli National Crafts Teacher's Seminar: Teacher's Diploma
Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
International Center of Photography, NYC
Westchester Art Center, Peekskill, NY
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
Instructor-Photography, New York University
Instructor-Photography, International Center of Photography, NY
Visiting artist Westchester Arts Council,& BOCES
Instructor Manhattanville College Gifted High School students Art program by BOCES
T R A V E L I N G I N S T A L A T I O N
A Letter to Debbie,, 2011 Bad Malente Germany, 2006 Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa. 2005 Lansberg, Germany; 2004 Finland; 2003 Horste, Bielefeld, Hanover, Germany: Vienna, Oberwart, Austria: 2002 Hamburg, Eutin, Germany 2001 Lubeck, IG Metal Berlin, Bremen,Villa Ichon Bremen Germany.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2008,9,10,11 Open Studios, pac, Peekskill Art Studios, Peekskill, NY
Photography Takes Over, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry
2006 Ultrasound to Be a Woman, Founders House, Pardess Hanna, Israel
NYU ICP 20 Years In, ICP Education Gallery, NYC, NY
Invitational Photography Exhibition, 2006 Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Open Studios, Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY
2005 The Grid The blue Door Art Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Open Studio, Paramount Gallery, Peekskill, NY
2004 Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
The Current Air Gallery, NYC.
2003 Retrovision, Office of Manhattan Borough President, C Virginia Field, NYC, NY
Small Works, Upstram Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
2002 9/11 Hastings Artists Respond, The Municipal Building Hastings on Hudson, NY
The Human Presence, Invitational, The Art Exchange, White Plains, NY
2001 Images of Children, Art on Main Street, Yonkers, NY
2000 Open Studios, Invitational, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY
University Council Annual Exhibit, The Rosenberg Gallery, Barney Bldg. NYU, NYC
Remembering A violent Century, Visual Arts Gallery, Riverdale, NY
1999 Open Studios, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains,NY
Focus: Two Photoartists, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY
8 Artists, The Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY
University Council Annual Exhibit, Teacher's College, Columbia University, NYU
1998 Houses of Memory, Hudson Valley Institute, Peekskill, NY
My Story-Words & Images, A collaborative Installation City Hall, New Rochelle, NY
Westchester County Executive Offices, White Plains, NY
Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
1997 Shalom Haver, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Studio Art Faculty, East Galleries, NYC
1996 Ultrasound- To Be a Woman, Installation Pulse Gallery, NYC
Friend You Are Missing, Municipal Gallery, Netanya, Israel
The Furor of Change, Pulse Gallery, NYC
1995 YMCA, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, NYC
NYU Faculty Show, Apex Gallery, NYC
It is Not My War- A Dubrovnik Experience, photo installation494 Gallery, NYC
1994 Faculty show, International Center of Photography, NYC
Dry Bones/ The Anatomy of War Photo Installation, 494 Gallery, NYC
Facts and Fantasies Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
1993 Focus on Diversity Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Class Reunion Photo Installation Kena Center, Pardess Hanna, Israel One person Show
Class Reunion photo Installation 494 Gallery, NYC, one person show
1992 Related Art in the Family, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Plato's Cave III Photo Installation 494 Gallery, NYC, one person show
1991 Municipal Cultural Center, Netanya, Israel, 'one person show'
'Secrets'/ In Memoriam, 494 Gallery, NYC
Faminine Focus, Greenberg Town Hall, Westchester, NY
Photography Center, 92nd Street Y, NYC
Rotterdam Biennial, Maas Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
Remembrance, Hera Gallery, Rhode Island
Washington Square East Galleries, NYC, 'One Person Show'
With Her Body in Mind, Hera Gallery, Rhode Island
Women Viewing Women, Graduate School and University Center CUNY, NYC
J U R I E D E X H I B I T I O N S
Artistic Fragments: A Trii-state juried exhibition, Katonah Museum, Katonah NY
Lehman College Alumni, Bronx NY
Hudson River Open, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Paper Works, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Photography Competition, East Gallery, NYU, NYC
Photography Show/ 'Grass Roots'/ Progression, The Gallery at Hastings on Hudson
Artists Who Teach, B.J.E. Gallery, NYC
P U B L I C A T I O N S
Laisha Israel, 5/6/06
Gefen Hamoshava Israel, 6/23/06
NYArt Magazine, May 3rd Ted Taylor Review of Retrovision
Yad Vashem, Martydom & Resistance, 11/02 Article, Exhibit Begun at Liberation
The New York Times, 4/7/02 Article, 'Holocaust Exhibit Travels to Germany"
A Letter to Debbie, Book, Joerg Wollenberg editor. Donat Verlag. Germany
Lubecter Nachrichten Article, Brief an Debbie: Ein Leutnant sah das Grauen
Artnews, 2/01 Article, 'A Letter to Debbie'
Bremen Nachrichtn, 1/17/01 Article, 'Brief aus der Vergangenheit'
Breman Kuirer, 1/17/01 Article
The New York Times, 5/2/99 Article, 'War photos Recall Death Camps'
Gannet Newspapers, 5/31/98, Article "Narrowing the Gap to Manhattan"
The New York Times, 5/24/98 Review 'Westchester Biennial'
Jewish Week, Westchester, 9/12/97 'An Eye for Art'
The Enterprise, 7/11/97 'Local Artist's work earns Heathcote Awarard'
Art News WAC, May 95 Focus, Review 'It is Not My War-A Dubrovnik Experience
Jewish Week, NYC, 6/3/94 Review 'Dry Bones'
Jewish Week, Westchester, 4/8/ 94
Yediot America, NYC, 2/19/93 Review 'Class Reunion"
Yediot America, NYC, 3/20/92 Review Plato's Cave
Hadashot Netanya, Israel, 12/27/91 Review Netanya exhibit
Jerusalem Post, Jan/92 Review Netanya Exhibit
Fotografie in Rotterdam Galleries, Stichting, Rotterdam Galleries 1998
The New York Times, 10/2/88 Review 'Imprinted Memories'
Full List available upon request
G R A N T S
Fundacion Valparais, Spain, 2006 Residency
Arts Excel Resident Artist Project, Westchester Arts Council
1997 Heathcote Award for Artistic Advancement, Westchester Arts Council
Global Perspective in Education, Interpreting Cultural Values Through Photography
Arts Excel, Westchester Arts Council, 'Camera Obscura'
C O L E C T I O N S
Yad Vashem Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Bell School Art Show
April 27 - May 25, 2013
Reception on Friday, May 3, 2013
June 16 - July 13, 2013
Artist's Reception on Saturday, June 16, 2013 from 2-4pm
Curated by Larry D’Amico