Rising Tides

Ursula Xanthe Young

Rising Tides

Firestarter

Ursula Xanthe Young

Firestarter

Indigo Child

Ursula Xanthe Young

Indigo Child

Smoke & Mirrors

Ursula Xanthe Young

Smoke & Mirrors

Things Left Unsaid

Ursula Xanthe Young

Things Left Unsaid

Moon In Pisces

Ursula Xanthe Young

Moon In Pisces

Fish Out Of Water

Ursula Xanthe Young

Fish Out Of Water

Out Of The Ashes

Ursula Xanthe Young

Out Of The Ashes

Fire Season

Ursula Xanthe Young

Fire Season

When A Fire Starts To Burn

Ursula Xanthe Young

When A Fire Starts To Burn

The World Below

Ursula Xanthe Young

The World Below

In Skies Of Cadmium

Ursula Xanthe Young

In Skies Of Cadmium

Hidden World

Ursula Xanthe Young

Hidden World

Then The Skies Seemed To Weep

Ursula Xanthe Young

Then The Skies Seemed To Weep

No Smoke Without Fire

Ursula Xanthe Young

No Smoke Without Fire

No Life Without Water

Ursula Xanthe Young

No Life Without Water

Smoke Signals

Ursula Xanthe Young

Smoke Signals

Water Signs

Ursula Xanthe Young

Water Signs

SF Is Burning

Ursula Xanthe Young

SF Is Burning

SF Is Drowning

Ursula Xanthe Young

SF Is Drowning

Don't Look Back

Ursula Xanthe Young

Don't Look Back

Fire Goddess

Ursula Xanthe Young

Fire Goddess

Water Goddess

Ursula Xanthe Young

Water Goddess

Up In Smoke

Ursula Xanthe Young

Up In Smoke

Adaptation

Ursula Xanthe Young

Adaptation

Sail Away

Ursula Xanthe Young

Sail Away

Fire And Water

Fire And Water

May 7, 2016 - June 13, 2016

Fire And Water is a collection of new paintings and drawings that explores the delicate balance between the two opposing yet interconnected forces, which have had large impacts both globally and locally. Both elements hold a beauty that is powerful and necessary for all living things, yet can also cause chaos and destruction.

Fire And Water affect our daily lives and remind us of the impermanence and fragility of everything around us. During the recent drought, we have learned to conserve and appreciate water, recognizing its necessity for the survival and growth of all living things. Alternately, considering the rising sea levels, Young envisions a world where cities might actually be under water.

Similarly, fire has played a huge role in Young’s life, having personally experienced four major fires in the last several years. Most recently, a massive forest fire that burned less than a mile from her home in Grass Valley was a stark wake-up call. These natural disasters affected her deeply on a subconscious level, so she translates some of those emotions to paper, wood, and canvas.

Ursula Xanthe Young

Ursula Xanthe Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. She finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of the city and its surroundings, and is also highly influenced by her travels and the variety of beings that she encounters along the way. She holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in Illustration.

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Preview: "Fire And Water"

Preview: "Fire And Water"

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Gallery Tour: Elemental

Gallery Tour: Elemental

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Artwork by Michael Rios

Artwork by Michael Rios

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Video Commentary

Be Here Now

Be Here Now

Reuben Rude

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The Line Up

The Line Up

Kelly Ording

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Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Erik Otto

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Cosmic Dust 02

Cosmic Dust 02

David Choong Lee

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Reflection / Refraction

Reflection / Refraction

Kelly Ording

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Color Flux

Color Flux

Evan Venegas

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Ursula Xanthe Young

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What Was Left Behind

What Was Left Behind

Ursula Xanthe Young

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The Birds And The Bees

The Birds And The Bees

Ursula Xanthe Young

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Project Documentary

Project Grand SF

Project Documentary

Project Grand SF