November 7 - December 26, 2014
Christina Young uses the art and craft of dressmaking/tailoring to explore the concept of personal identity through the use of fabrics salvaged from her father's military uniforms. In doing so she uses the relic/talisman to form an association with a father she never really knew; in some ways inviting him to know her. In this very personal process of art-making the artist wrestles with experiencing her father intimately for the first time even as she transforms his life's footprint through appropriation of his garments for artistic purposes.
Also informing the work is a concurrent study of scripture searching back to the original languages. Young's previously faulty view of God's countenance towards her, and it's eventual realignment, is documented through the works. Thus she rebuilds personal identity through learning to know a perfect Father-God while simultaneously investigating the flawed man-father god. "Abiding with the Father," and her natural father, in the process of art-making, in this area of personal-challenge, allows spiritual inheritance into the construction of the art and the daughter. Through this artistic quest for identity, the artist ultimately finds herself in the Glorious Condition of Huiothes (Υἱοθεσία).