JIM YOUNGERMAN

I make these works on paper one step at a time; never having a preconceived idea of where things will go. This stream of consciousness approach produces compositions with juxtapositions of people, places and objects, which often exist within ambiguous timeframes. I use simple lines in a lyrical, figurative, quasi cartoon style to paradoxically get at something a bit deeper. I juxtapose people and animals in perplexing situations; in doing so, I attempt to explore dualities and commonalities. I never draw conclusions but prefer to pose questions.

My painting has evolved over the years, while always working on paper. I have always used medium to achieve my ends, not to try to find meaning within the medium. It’s not about letting the paint speak or trying to find meaning in the graphite itself, rather, it’s about using various techniques to reinforce and illuminate the narrative which I’m putting forth. Stockbridge,Ma – 2016

Bio

Education

American University – Washington, DC – BFA – 1971
Corcoran Gallery – Washington, DC – working under Walter Hopps – 1972

Solo Shows

No. 6 Depot Gallery – West Stockbridge, Ma – 2014
Culture Project – New York, NY – 2003
Spencertown Academy – Spencertown, NY – 2001
Fox Martin Fine Art – Housatonic, Ma – 2000
Dobbs Ferry Fine Art – Dobbs Ferry, NY – 1994, 1997
Welles Gallery – Lenox, Ma – 1994
Lightside Gallery – Sante Fe, NM – 1993
Barros Gallery Providence, RI – 1991
Berkshire Artisan Gallery – Pittsfield, Ma – 1988
Francesca Anderson Gallery – Boston, Ma – 1986
Chillingsworth Gallery – Brewster, Ma – 1984
Lillian Heidenberg Gallery – New York, NY – 1979, 1981, 1983
Honey Sharp Gallery –  Lenox, Ma – 1982
Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery – Los Angeles, Ca – 1981
Galerie Rutzmoser – Munich, Germany – 1975, 1978
Shade Gallery – Lenox, Ma – 1976, 1978
Razor Gallery – New York, NY – 1976, 1978
David Bickoff Gallery – Cleveland, Oh – 1974
Spectrum – New York, NY – 1973

Group Shows

Diana Felber Gallery – West Stockbridge, Ma – 2016
Lucky Street Gallery – Key West, Fl – 2011, 2012, 2013
Get Lit – Lenox, Ma – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Provincetown Museum – Provincetown, Ma – 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016
Left Bank Gallery – Wellfleet, Ma – 2008, 2009, 2010
Shade Gallery – Lenox, Ma- 1977, 1980, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Haddad/ Lascano Gallery – Great Barrington, Ma – 2004
Spencertown Academy – Spencertown, NY – 2004
Berta Walker Gallery – Provincetown, Ma – 1997, 2003
Berkshire Art Gallery – Great Barrington, Ma – 1997
River Contemporary Art – Housatonic, Ma – 1994
Choate School – Wallingford, Ct – 1994
Jessica Berwind Gallery – Philadelphia, Pa – 1993
Lightside Gallery – Santa Fe, NM – 1991
Spazi Fine Art – Housatonic, Ma – 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997
Banaker Gallery – Walnut Creek, Ca – 1990
Katy Gingras Gallery – Milwaukee, Wi – 1990
Central Place Gallery – Bangor, Me – 1988
Joy Horwitch Gallery – Chicago, Il – 1986
Hudson Center Gallery – New York, NY – 1985
Gallerie Edith Gotshalk – Frankfurt, Germany – 1984
Honey Sharp Gallery – Lenox, Ma – 1981
Joseph Chowning Gallery – San Francisco, Ca – 1981
Security Pacific Bank – Los Angeles, Ca – 1981grgrr
Baum/Silverman Gallery – Los Angeles, Ca 1981
Gallerie Forum – Stockholm, Sweden – 1980
New Mexico State University – Las Cruces, NM – 1979
Orlando Gallery – Los Angeles, Ca – 1979
Lillian Heidenberg Gallery – New York, NY – 1977, 1978
Whitney Counterweight – New York, NY – 1977
Gallerie Jurka – Amsterdam, Holland – 1976
Fairleigh Dickinson University – Union, NJ – 1977
Summit Art center – Union, N. J. – 1977
Grosse Kunstzausstelung – Munich, Germany – 1976
Galerie Aurora — Geneva, Switzerland – 1975
Razor Gallery – New York, NY – 1974, 1976
Image Gallery – Stockbridge, Ma – 1974
ACA Gallery – New York, NY – 1973
Spectrum Gallery – New York, NY – 1972
Art Garden – Washington, DC – 1972
American University- Watkins Gallery – Washington, DC – 1971

Permanent Collections

University of Alabama – Birmingham, Al.
Norman & Barbara Hirshl
Marge Champion
Gil & Diane Kalish
Dawn Upshaw
Stone Phillips
Barney Frank
JMW Consultants, Stamford, Ct.
Stratford College, Danville, Va
Liz Thompson
Stephen & Shari Ashman

Selected Reviews

Arts Magazine – January, 1974,  June, 1976,  December, 1977
Art News – September, 1980

Lectures

“Dada, Surrealism & the Poetic Tradition”
Panel discussion w/ Louise Bourgeois, Lil Picard & Irwin Fleminger
Soho, NYC – 1978

Theatrical Set Designs

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 2009, 2011
The Coyote Cycle – Coyote Prod. – Martha’s Vineyard, Ma – 2000
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 2000
Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 2000
Vinegar Tom – Bard College@ Simon’s Rock – Great Barrington, Ma – 1999
Love’s Labors Lost – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1999
Summer – Shakespeare & Co.. – Lenox, Ma – 1999
Killer’s Head – Barrington Stage – Sheffield, Ma – 1998
The Dumbwaiter – Barrington Stage – Sheffield, Ma – 1998
The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1998
Two Gentlemen of Verona – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1997
Ethan Fromme – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1996
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1995
Laughing Wild – Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox, Ma – 1994
Carousel – Berkshire Lyric Theater – Pittsfield, Ma – 1987
Angel City – Berkshire Public Theater – Pittsfield, Ma – 1987
Savage Love – Berkshire Public Theater – Pittsfield, Ma – 1986
Tongues – Berkshire Public Theater – Pittsfield, Ma – 1986
Just Passing Through – ABDDance Co. Great Barrington, Ma – 1986
*The Man Who Killed The Buddha – Odyssey Theater – L.A., Ca 1981

* Outstanding set design -1980 – LA Weekly