Kyle Young: Push Play

Kyle Young, Fathers, acrylic on panels, 88 x 80 inches, 2011 (courtesy Art Palac
Kyle Young, Fathers, acrylic on panels, 88 x 80 inches, 2011 (courtesy Art Palace)

Robert Boyd visits the exhibition Kyle Young: Push Play at Art Palace, Houston, Texas, on view through April 7, 2012.

Boyd writes "Whatever else he is doing, Kyle Young is in a dialogue with early minimal painters. This dialogue is not oedipal. There is no obvious anxiety of influence... the fathers in [the works] Fathers and In Honor of Our Fathers II could be a reference to the circles and ellipses that were sliced up and reassembled to create these collages. In fact, the fact that the word 'fathers' is plural might refer to the fact that in each, two circles were sliced up, one black and one red (in the painting) or orange (in the monotype collage). But there are other possible fathers that Young could be referencing, including artistic forefathers."