Emma Butler Gallery
111 GEORGE ST WEST | ST. JOHN'S NL | CANADA | A1C 6K2 | 709 739-7111 | emmabutlergallery@nl.rogers.com

Historical Works
Anne Meredith Barry RCA
Anthony Barton
David Blackwood RCA
Grant Boland
Patrick Canning
Ting Ting Chen
Alistair Drysdale
Lori Doody
Yevhenii Fedorenko
Jean Claude Girardin
George Horan
Kathleen Knowling
Jessica Levman
John McDonald
Robert Mellin RCA
Shawn O'Hagan
Susan Paterson
Barbara Pratt
Christopher Pratt RCA
Mary Pratt RCA
Steven Rhude
Bill Rose
Jean-Claude Roy
Olaf Schneider
Dave Sheppard
Wally Shishkov
Lotti Thomas
Krista van Nostrand
Darren Whalen
Michael Young

Michael Young

Michael Young lives and works in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and Berlin, Germany. His early life was divided between small communities in central Newfoundland, and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Working primarily in painting, drawing and collage, he seeks to explore basic social life by showing how some human experiences can be primal, modern, authentic and artificial at the same time. His work is characterized by explorations of gender, style, class and social location, frequently in the context of figurative and landscape imagery. Using a variety of materials, glitter, glazes, foils, and vibrant colours he constructs figures that communicate postmodern malaise and ennui, disconnection and exclusion from community, and the evolution of social bonding and masculinity.