--Kenneth Victor Young
In Untitled, Kenneth Victor Young cultivates an uncertain sense of space and scale. Black orbs float in a dark field, potentially representing either a microscopic or celestial view. The colorful halos around the orbs were created by applying paint "wet into wet" and allowing it to freely blend and move.
Like Sam Gilliam, whose unstretched painting Swing hangs nearby, Young grew up in Kentucky and studied painting at the University of Louisville before moving to Washington, DC, in the 1960s. Only after settling in DC, did either artist begin working in a fully abstract mode.